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Rhode, Deborah L.

Works: 138 works in 455 publications in 5 languages and 21,788 library holdings
Genres: History  Casebooks  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other
Classifications: HQ1237.5.U6, 346.730134
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Deborah L Rhode
The beauty bias : the injustice of appearance in life and law by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It hurts to be beautiful" has been a cliche for centuries. What has been far less appreciated is how much it hurts not to be beautiful. This book explores our cultural preoccupation with attractiveness, the costs it imposes, and the responses it demands. Beauty may be only skin deep, but the damages associated with its absence go much deeper. Unattractive individuals are less likely to be hired and promoted, and are assumed less likely to have desirable traits, such as goodness, kindness, and honesty. Three quarters of women consider appearance important to their self image and over a third rank it as the most important factor. Although appearance can be a significant source of pleasure, its price can also be excessive, not only in time and money, but also in physical and psychological health. Our annual global investment in appearance totals close to $200 billion. Many individuals experience stigma, discrimination, and related difficulties, such as eating disorders, depression, and risky dieting and cosmetic procedures. Women bear a vastly disproportionate share of these costs, in part because they face standards more exacting than those for men, and pay greater penalties for falling short. This book also explores the social, biological, market, and media forces that have contributed to appearance related problems, as well as feminism's difficulties in confronting them. It reviews why it matters. Appearance related bias infringes fundamental rights, compromises merit principles, reinforces debilitating stereotypes, and compounds the disadvantages of race, class, and gender. Yet only one state and a half dozen localities explicitly prohibit such discrimination. The book provides the first systematic survey of how appearance laws work in practice, and a compelling argument for extending their reach. It offers case histories of invidious discrimination and a plausible legal and political strategy for addressing them. Our prejudices run deep, but we can do far more to promote realistic and healthy images of attractiveness, and to reduce the price of their pursuit
Theoretical perspectives on sexual difference( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of sex : the denial of gender inequality by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of Sex examines patterns of gender inequality across a wide array of social, legal, and public policy settings. Challenging conventional biological explanations for gender differences, Rhode explores the media images and childrearing practices that reinforce traditional gender stereotypes. On policies involving employment, divorce, custody, rape, pornography, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and reproductive choice, Speaking of Sex reveals how we continually overlook the gap between legal rights and daily experience. All too often, even Americans who condemn gender inequality in principle cannot see it in practice - in their own lives, homes, and work environments. In tracing these patterns, Rhode uncovers the deeply ingrained assumptions that obscure and perpetuate women's disadvantages
Women and leadership : the state of play and strategies for change by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Vietnamese and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides the most comprehensive account to date of women's persistent underrepresentation in leadership roles, why it matters, and what can be done to change it
Justice and gender : sex discrimination and the law by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Access to justice by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticizes a legal system in which only the wealthy can afford essential services from the country's numerous attorneys. As legislators cut budgets for legal-aid providers and as prestigious law firms reduce their pro bono commitments to mere lip service, the poor find themselves represented by unqualified and negligent lawyers in criminal cases and by no one at all in civil courts and bureaucratic proceedings. Makes the case for reforms which include the development of procedures for resolving disputes without lawyers or court hearings, the distribution of legal self-help materials, the expansion of pro-bono services, and the adequate funding of legal-aid agencies
In the interests of justice : reforming the legal profession by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Deborah L. Rhode goes beyond the commonplace attacks on lawyers to provide a systematic study of the structural problems confronting the legal profession
The Politics of pregnancy : adolescent sexuality and public policy by Annette Lawson( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The difference "difference" makes : women and leadership by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a leadership summit sponsored by the American Bar Association Office of the President, the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, and the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University"--Title page verso
What women want : an agenda for the women's movement by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American women fare worse than men on virtually every major dimension of social status, financial well-being, and physical safety. Sexual violence remains common, and reproductive rights are by no means secure. Women assume disproportionate burdens in the home and pay a heavy price in the workplace. Despite a quarter century's effort at reforming rape law, America's rate of reported rape is the second highest in the developed world. Yet these issues are not political priorities. Nor is there a consensus that there still is a serious problem. Here, Deborah L. Rhode, one of the nation's leading scholars on women and law, brings to the discussion a broad array of interdisciplinary research as well as interviews with heads of leading women's organizations. Is the women's movement stalled? What are its major obstacles? What are its key priorities and what strategies might advance them? In an age where many women are reluctant to identify as feminists, a broad-ranging, expert look at where American women are today is more necessary than ever. This path-breaking book explores how women can and should act on what they want.--Publisher information
Legal ethics by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in practice : lawyers' roles, responsibilities, and regulation by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unique in both its breadth and its depth, this book redefines debates that are of enduring significance for both the profession and the public. It is an indispensable guide to narrowing the gap between the ideals and the institutions of legal practice."--Jacket
The Legal profession : responsibility and regulation by Geoffrey C Hazard( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pursuit of knowledge : scholars, status, and academic culture by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Vietnamese and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although academics have never lacked for critics, publications on the profession tend to be either popularized polemics, which are engaging but misleading, or scholarly analyses, which are intellectually responsible yet of little interest to anyone but specialists. In Pursuit of Knowledge offers an alternative: a unique portrait of academic life that should appeal to both experts and a general audience. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, including higher education, history, law, sociology, economics, and literature, this book focuses on the ways in which the pursuit of status has undermined the pursuit of knowledge. Deborah Rhode argues that both individual scholars and academic institutions are caught in an arms race of reputation. The result has been to skew priorities in scholarship, erode commitments to teaching, compromise efforts of public intellectuals, and impede effectiveness in administration." "The book proposes multiple responses to these persistent and pervasive problems. Rhode makes a case for increasing accountability and realigning reward systems. She argues that what is needed is a greater sense of responsibility among universities and their faculties to narrow the gap between academic ideals and practices."--Jacket
Gender and law : theory, doctrine, commentary by Katharine T Bartlett( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adultery : infidelity and the law by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when legal and social prohibitions on sexual relationships are declining. Americans are still nearly unanimous in their condemnation of adultery. Over 90 percent disapprove of cheating on a spouse. In her comprehensive account of the legal and social consequences of infidelity, Deborah Rhode explores why. She exposes the harms that criminalizing adultery inflicts, and she makes a compelling case for repealing adultery laws and prohibitions on polygamy. In the twenty-two states where adultery is technically illegal although widely practiced, it can lead to civil lawsuits, job termination, and loss of child custody. It is routinely used to threaten and tarnish public officials and undermine military careers. And running through the history of anti-adultery legislation is a double standard that has repeatedly punished women more severely than men. An "unwritten law" allowing a man to avoid conviction for killing his wife's lover remained common well into the twentieth century. Murder under these circumstances was considered an act of understandable passion. Adultery has been called the most creative of sins, and novelists and popular media have lavished attention on sexual infidelity. As a focus of serious study, however, adultery has received short shrift. Rhode combines a comprehensive account of the legal and social consequences of adultery with a forceful argument for halting the state's policing of fidelity. -- from dust jacket
The trouble with lawyers by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By any measure, the law as a profession is in serious trouble. Americans' trust in lawyers is at a low, and many members of the profession wish they had chosen a different path. Law schools, with their endlessly rising tuitions, are churning out too many graduates for the jobs available. Yet despite the glut of lawyers, the United States ranks sixty-seventh (tied with Uganda) of 97 countries in access to justice and affordability of legal services. The upper echelons of the legal establishment remain heavily white and male. Most problematic of all, the professional organizations that could help remedy these concerns instead jealously protect their prerogatives, stifling necessary innovation and failing to hold practitioners accountable. Deborah Rhode's The Trouble with Lawyers is a comprehensive account of the challenges facing the American bar. She examines how the problems have affected (and originated within) law schools, firms, and governance institutions like bar associations; the impact on the justice system and access to lawyers for the poor; and the profession's underlying difficulties with diversity. She uncovers the structural problems, from the tyranny of law school rankings and billable hours to the lack of accountability and innovation built into legal governance-all of which do a disservice to lawyers, their clients, and the public. The Trouble with Lawyers is a clear call to fix a profession that has gone badly off the rails, and a source of innovative responses"--Book jacket/publisher's website
Professional responsibility and regulation by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pro bono in principle and in practice : public service and the professions by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers as leaders by Deborah L Rhode( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given the importance of the topic, it is surprising how little the profession has done to develop leadership skills. The first serious treatment of the subject, Lawyers as Leaders will be essential to law school instructors who teach leadership courses (a growing field) and any attorney who finds him or herself in a management position."--Résumé de l'éditeur
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Theoretical perspectives on sexual difference
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Theoretical perspectives on sexual differenceSpeaking of sex : the denial of gender inequalityWomen and leadership : the state of play and strategies for changeJustice and gender : sex discrimination and the lawAccess to justiceIn the interests of justice : reforming the legal professionThe Politics of pregnancy : adolescent sexuality and public policyThe difference "difference" makes : women and leadership