Maureen A. Howard, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes to Courtroom Attire for Women, 45 Gonz. L. Rev. 209 (2009), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/faculty-articles/366
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes to Courtroom Attire for Women
Gonzaga Law Review
In this essay, I examine the conventional wisdom on courtroom attire and question whether the cookie cutter "feminization" of conventional advice adequately accounts for gender differences in contemporary society. I conclude that conventional advice, if followed blindly, runs the risk of undermining the most valuable asset a female trial lawyer possesses: her credibility.