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Spring 2020


As students or professors with children to raise, we inherently experience law school differently from our male and childless peers—and not in a good way. Even before the pandemic hit, the Moms of Law were at a disadvantage because we must divide our time and attention between the demands of law school and parenting. Thus, while the pandemic has created challenges for everyone involved in legal education, the inequitable impact on those raising young children has brought new meaning to the term “mommy track.” Part I of this essay describes the mommy track experience and how the inequity that it creates has been exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic. In Part II, I share my own law school experience as a mom with a young child to raise, and Part III describes the struggles I face as a professor and stay-at-home mom as a forced consequence of the pandemic. Ultimately, I conclude that without the support Moms of Law need, the pandemic could force faculty and students alike out of legal education entirely.

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Journal of Legal Education





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Millennial Law Professors, COVID-19



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