On September 29, 2010, WLA presented a panel discussion Women in Law in My Country. The panel was comprised of LLM and SJD students representing various jurisdictions including Kenya, Hong Kong, Georgia, Pakistan and Germany. Apart from providing a brief introduction of the legal system in their respective countries and statistics regarding the position of women in the profession, the panelists highlighted difficulties impeding or harnessing equal rights for female lawyers, bringing to light the fact that regardless of territorial boundaries, women in the legal profession still face discrimination and unequal treatment compared to their male counterparts, though to different degrees. The panel closed with questions from the floor.
Special thanks to our panelists, Evelyn Tsao, Andrea Ernst, Erum Sattar, Aminu Gamawa and Maia Jaliashvili.