Jefferson and Johnson's Leadership, Law, and Pipelines to Power, 2d

Ƶapp Publishing
Primary Subject
Gender Law
American Casebook Series
Publication Date


Leadership, Law, and Pipelines to Power offers an innovative and interdisciplinary approach for the study of inequality across professions, especially the legal profession. Designed for use in law school and higher education classrooms, the text is essential reading for students in all fields, especially those who aspire to leadership roles in their educational settings and professional life. Women enter the professions in numbers equal to men but comprise only a fraction of leadership roles in politics, the judiciary, law firms, the corporate world, higher education, and beyond. Women of color fare even worse. Written in direct response to this glaring inequality, Leadership, Law, and Pipelines to Power offers an innovative approach to address and remedy enduring gender disparities. In its second edition, this casebook includes revised content and expanded discussions that explore and scrutinize barriers faced by all minorities.

Essential reading for anyone aspiring to a leadership role in any field or profession, the casebook exposes readers to intersections of gender, race, class, power and law through both historical and contemporary works. It also explores post-feminism discrimination ignored by the modern legal system, including the glass cliff, shortlisting, emotional taxation, admin burdens, work wife syndrome, gender sidelining, imposter syndrome, #MeToo, and other gender-based barriers.

The book is designed for a semester-long course. Each of the ten chapters weaves together excerpts of legal cases and scholarly articles designed to facilitate discussion based upon carefully crafted thought questions. As one way to educate, inspire, and even mentor readers, the casebook relies heavily on the use of narrative as a thread throughout the entire text. Excerpts about transformative leaders appear throughout to educate, inspire, and mentor students. The conclusion offers concrete guidance for readers to apply in their educational and professional lives as they pursue leadership paths, and proposes restructuring and other reforms to create a world of leaders who reflect the public they serve.