Gender and the legal academy in the UK: a product of proxies and hiring and promotion practices

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Gender and the legal academy in the UK: a product of proxies and hiring and promotion practices. / Duff, Liz; Webley, Lisa.

Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy . ed. / Ulrike Schultz; Gisela Shaw; Margaret Thornton; Rosemary Auchmuty. 1st. ed. Hart Publishing, 2019. (Oñati International Series in Law and Society ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Harvard

Duff, L & Webley, L 2019, Gender and the legal academy in the UK: a product of proxies and hiring and promotion practices. in U Schultz, G Shaw, M Thornton & R Auchmuty (eds), Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy . 1st edn, Oñati International Series in Law and Society , Hart Publishing.

APA

Duff, L., & Webley, L. (Accepted/In press). Gender and the legal academy in the UK: a product of proxies and hiring and promotion practices. In U. Schultz, G. Shaw, M. Thornton, & R. Auchmuty (Eds.), Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy (1st ed.). (Oñati International Series in Law and Society ). Hart Publishing.

Vancouver

Duff L, Webley L. Gender and the legal academy in the UK: a product of proxies and hiring and promotion practices. In Schultz U, Shaw G, Thornton M, Auchmuty R, editors, Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy . 1st ed. Hart Publishing. 2019. (Oñati International Series in Law and Society ).

Author

Duff, Liz ; Webley, Lisa. / Gender and the legal academy in the UK: a product of proxies and hiring and promotion practices. Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy . editor / Ulrike Schultz ; Gisela Shaw ; Margaret Thornton ; Rosemary Auchmuty. 1st. ed. Hart Publishing, 2019. (Oñati International Series in Law and Society ).

Bibtex

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