We study the effect of hearing cases alongside female judicial colleagues on the probability that a federal judge hires a female law clerk. Federal judges are assigned tojudicial panels at random and have few limitations on their choices of law clerks. Using a unique dataset of federal case records merged with judicial hiring information, we find a significant effect of the fraction of co-panelists who are female ona male judge’s likelihood of hiring a female clerk.This finding suggests that increases in the diversity of the upper rungs of a profession can createopportunities at the entry-level.

Interactions with powerful female colleagues promote diversity in hiring

Battaglini, Marco;Patacchini, Eleonora
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Abstract

We study the effect of hearing cases alongside female judicial colleagues on the probability that a federal judge hires a female law clerk. Federal judges are assigned tojudicial panels at random and have few limitations on their choices of law clerks. Using a unique dataset of federal case records merged with judicial hiring information, we find a significant effect of the fraction of co-panelists who are female ona male judge’s likelihood of hiring a female clerk.This finding suggests that increases in the diversity of the upper rungs of a profession can createopportunities at the entry-level.
2022
Battaglini, Marco; Harris, Jorgen; Patacchini, Eleonora
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