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Diversity in the Legal Academy and in Legal Practice in Germany

17 June 2021 | By: Julia Schönemann
Diversity

New publications on Diversity in the Legal Academy and in Legal Practice in Germany by Professor Towfigh

Professor Towfigh has published, together with professors Michael Grünberger, Anna Katharina Mangold, Nora Markard and Mehrdad Payandeh an essay on Diversity in the Legal Academy and in Legal Practice in Germany.

German legal academy and legal practice are significantly less diverse than society as a whole; in particular, people of color are missing. The empirical findings so far allow a first analysis of the factors that contribute to the current homogeneity. The legal system not only lacks diverse perspectives, the diversity deficit can also lead to problems for social acceptance and legitimacy. The essay proposes measures for equal participation in the legal professions and invites to an exchange about diversity as a current and pressing challenge for scholarship and practice. The text is an invitation for joint action, but also for reflection and further research.

Please find the essay (in German, open access) here. Please find the article in the Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW) (German) here.

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