The changing landscape of Women in the Professions - why do women study law but not Engineering
Women have gradually entered previously male-dominated professions and occupations. In law, women now make up substantial proportions of law students, legal practitioners and judicial officers in many countries, though women tend to be concentrated in the less prestigious or less well paid ranks.
Engineering, however, remains a largely male bastion, in spite of efforts to reform education and training. Professor Seron’s lecture will explain these patterns and identify the opportunities facing law and engineering in building technically skilled, diverse professions that can meet the challenges of the 21st century.