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Deborah Rhode

American jurist

Died when: 68 years 345 days (827 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius

Deborah Lynn Rhode (January 29, 1952 – January 8, 2021) was an American jurist.She was the Ernest W.McFarland Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the nation's most frequently cited scholar in legal ethics.

From her early days at Yale Law School, her work revolved around questions of injustice in the practice of law and the challenges of identifying and redressing it.

Rhode founded and led several research centers at Stanford devoted to these issues, including its Center on the Legal Profession, Center on Ethics and Program in Law and Social Entrepreneurship; she also led the Michelle R.

Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford.She coined the term "The 'No-Problem' Problem".A prolific writer, she authored 30 books on subjects including legal ethics, gender and the law, and law and leadership; her major works include In the Interest of Justice, Justice and Gender, Speaking of Sex, Women and Leadership, Lawyers as Leaders, and The Beauty Bias.

She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was honored repeatedly by the American Bar Association as well as by the White House as a "Champion of Change".

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