This article examines law school deans, how many are women, when they became deans, and what the trajectory is like for their numbers in the future. This article will provide additional empirical information through the 2005-2006 academic year. It will also present results from a survey mailed to all women deans in the fall of 2005 and to a similar number of male deans. Rather than present all the survey summaries at once, I have elected to include results where substantively appropriate.
Laura M. Padilla, A Gendered Update on Women Law Deans: Who, Where, Why, and Why Not?, 15 AM. U. J. GENDER SOC. POL’Y & L. 443 (2007).