Gender Study - Fall 2008
Professor Felice Batlan
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Gender Survey

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This survey is entirely voluntary and is anonymous.

Please make sure to answer every question. If you are not sure of an exact answer to a question, please make an educated guess to the best of your ability. Thank you for taking our survey!

1. What year of law school are you currently in?

2. What division are you currently in?

3. Which best describes your undergraduate institution?

4. What was your undergraduate GPA?

5. What was your LSAT score? (If you have multiple scores, please indicate the highest score you received)

6. How prepared for law school did you feel prior to beginning your first year?

7. How many years elapsed between your graduation from undergraduate school and your enrollment in law school?

8. What is your current law school GPA?

9. Are you a 1L?

10. What is your current approximate rank in law school?

11. What was your GPA at the end of your 1L year?

12. Has your level of classroom participation changed since your 1L year?

13. Are you a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review?

14. Did you "grade on" or "write on" to Law Review?

15. Are you a member of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court?

16. How did you qualify for Moot Court?

17. How many CALI awards have you received?

18. As an incoming student, did you receive a Merit Scholarship?

19. Are you currently receiving a Merit Scholarship?

20. Have you ever received assistance through the Academic Support Program?

21. How did you come to receive assistance through the Academic Support Program?

22. Identify all organizations in which you hold (or have held) leadership positions:

23. How often do you seek help from a professor outside of class?

24. How comfortable do you feel approaching professors?

25. Do you feel more comfortable approaching male professors or female professors?

26. Do you feel more comfortable approaching professors of your same race/ethnicity?

27. During your first year of law school, how many female professors did you have (for courses other than legal writing)?

28. During your first year of law school, how many minority professors did you have (for courses other than legal writing)?

29. Have you chosen to take a class based on the professor's sex or race?

30. Have you chosen NOT to take a class based on the professor's sex or race?

31. Are you more likely to speak in a class taught by a male professor or a female professor?

32. Have any of your professors used a hypothetical that portrayed men or women in a sexually demeaning manner?

33. Have you ever heard a professor make a derogatory comment about men as a group or about women as a group?

34. Have you ever heard a student make a derogatory comment about men as a group or about women as a group?

35. Do you believe you have personally experienced sexual harassment at Chicago-Kent College of Law?

36. Have you ever witnessed faculty or student hostility toward female professors (because of their sex)?

37. Have you ever witnessed faculty or student hostility toward male professors (because of their sex)?

38. Have you ever witnessed faculty or student hostility toward MALE minority professors (because of their race)?

39. Have you ever witnessed faculty or student hostility toward FEMALE minority professors (because of their race)?

40. What is the total average amount of time you spend preparing for ALL of your classes each week?

41. How often do you voluntarily participate during class?

42. How often do you feel as academically qualified as other students in your classes?

43. How comfortable are you with the Socratic Method?

44. When you are not participating, what best describes your reason for being silent in class?

45. Have you observed that male or female students receive a disproportionate amount of attention from MALE professors?

46. Have you observed that male or female students receive a disproportionate amount of attention from FEMALE professors?

47. How often do you feel that your grades accurately reflect the amount of time you spent on a class?

48. Which type of exam are you most comfortable with?

49. How often do you feel that your grade depends on the type of exam given?

50. How often do you participate in a study group to prepare for exams?

51. Overall, how have you felt since entering law school?

52. Have you ever considered quitting law school?

53. Do you regret attending law school?

54. Have you attended therapy or met with counseling services, for reasons related to law school, since beginning law school?

55. How strongly do you agree with the following statement: Chicago-Kent is a comfortable environment for a man.

56. How strongly do you agree with the following statement: Chicago-Kent is a comfortable environment for a woman.

57. Since attending law school, how has your belief in your level of intelligence changed?

58. How strongly do you agree with the following statement: When I speak in class, I am confident that my audience is receptive

59. How strongly do you agree with the following statement: I feel uncomfortable when I speak in class?

60. In law school, have you ever felt pressure to assume more stereotypically "male" qualities in the way you speak, act, or write?

61. In law school, have you ever felt pressure to assume more stereotypically "female" qualities in the way you speak, act, or write?

62. On the whole, how satisfied are you with your law school experience?

63. Do you feel your law school experiences have negatively or positively affected your self perception?

64. What is your gender?

65. What is your age?

66. What racial or ethnic identity best describes you?

67. What is your sexual orientation?

68. What is your religion?

69. Which best describes your political affiliation?

70. Growing up, what was your parents' total annual household income?

71. What is your current household income (excluding money received from student loans)?

72. Are any of your relatives lawyers?

73. Indicate which of your relatives are lawyers? Please check all that apply:

74. Do you have a spouse or domestic partner?

75. Do you believe that your relationship with your spouse/domestic partner interrupts or facilitates your legal studies?

76. Are you a parent of a child who is under age 18?

77. Do you believe that your parental responsibilities interrupt your legal studies?

78. Has your relationship with any of the following people been adversely affected by law school? Please check all that apply:

79. Please take this opportunity to share any additional information you would like us to know (for example: personal challenges you may have faced during law school, highs or lows of your legal experience, or advice for prospective law students):

Thank you for taking our survey!

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