Ronit Dinovitzer

Ronit Dinovitzer
Ph.D., Department of Sociology, University of Toronto - 2001
Title: Assistant Professor
Address: 725 Spadina Ave, Toronto Ontario
M5S 2J4, Canada
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Biographical Overview:
Ronit Dinovitzer holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto. She is also a Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation. From 2004-2006, Ronit was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Selected Publications:
Dinovitzer, Ronit, Nancy Reichman and Joyce Sterling. 2009. "The Differential Valuation of Women's Work: A New Look at the Gender Gap in Lawyers' Incomes." Social Forces 88:819-854.

Dinovitzer, Ronit, John Hagan and Ron Levi. 2009. "Immigration and Youthful Illegalities in a Global Edge City." Social Forces 88:337-372.

Dinovitzer, Ronit and Bryant G. Garth. 2007. "Lawyer Satisfaction in the Process of Structuring Legal Careers." Law & Society Review 41:1-50.

Dinovitzer, Ronit. 2006. "Social Capital and Constraints on Legal Careers." Law & Society Review 40:445-480.
Research Interests:
Ronit focuses on stratification in the legal profession. A main component of this work is through her involvement with the After the JD project, a national longitudinal study of law graduates in the US. She has also conducted research on the social organization of lawyers, the market for lawyers and legal services, and the effects of legal culture among civil litigators. Ronit's research also extends to the sociology of crime and criminal justice.
Research Areas:
  • Sociology of Law
  • Legal Profession
  • Crime and Socio-Legal Studies