Could An NFL Diversity Rule Be A BigLaw Game-Changer?

By Brandon Lowrey (July 23, 2017, 8:02 PM EDT) -- Dozens of high-powered attorneys and diversity experts descended on Stanford Law School last summer to see if they could come up with new solutions to an old problem: how to empower more women in an industry dominated by white men.

The inaugural Women in Law Hackathon took a cue from reality shows. Prominent lawyers split into teams with Stanford Law students and diversity pros to develop their plans for months before the event, which culminated in pitches before a panel.

One group pitched an app designed to "gamify" and track the career progress of female lawyers. Another concocted a data-based method...

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