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Launch of New Study on Challenges of Advancement and Retention of Women in the Law through Rutgers Law School-Newark International Human Rights Clinic

KSB Law is proud to be collaborating with Professor Penny Venetis and the Rutgers Law School International Human Rights Clinic to launch a much-needed study to address continued challenges related to the advancement and retention of women lawyer specifically focused on New Jersey. The project is set to commence in January 2023 and will include developing a survey, collecting data, and holding focus groups with key stakeholders. The goal of this study is to produce a robust report and action plan for success.

This study has been launched in the wake of the August 2022 Report released by the Rutgers University Center for Women and Work (CWW) entitled, “Women In Private Law Firms: Slow Progress on Equality of Promotion and Compensation,” to which KSB Law provided contributory commentary. The last time there was a New Jersey specific study on this important topic was in 2009 with the study, “Legal Talent at the Crossroads: Why New Jersey Women Lawyers Leave Their Firms, and Why They Choose to Stay.” For more information click here.

Kirsten Scheurer Branigan, a graduate of Rutgers Law School-Newark, is excited to assist on the project for the Spring 2023 semester. Ms. Branigan is an alumna of the Constitutional Law Clinic and Minority Student Program and graduated in 1995.