As a female, I am thankful to see the growing attention being paid to the importance of gender diversity on governance boards. As a millennial, I am puzzled about why generational diversity on boards is little discussed or practiced.
While the ubiquity of lawyers in U.S. politics has long been noted, there has been almost no study of how lawyers’ prevalence in politics has changed over time, why these changes might have occurred, or the consequences of any such shift.
Donald Trump brands himself a businessman. Ben Carson evokes his work as a neurosurgeon. John Kasich and Jeb Bush extol their records as governors, and Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio praise their actions in the Senate. But you rarely hear a political candidate refer to himself or herself a “lawyer.”
Lawyers once dominated Congress, but they are being “squeezed out” today by those who have made politics a career, according to a new research paper.
There are a wide range of exciting legal and non-legal positions available in state and local government. State and local government is a great place to get experience right out of law school, but there is also the opportunity to create a lasting, noteworthy career.
Pennsylvania’s legal community, led by the 30,000-member Pennsylvania Bar Association, knew it had to act fast in 2005 when the idea of a sales tax on legal services began circulating in the state legislature.