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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Fewer women lawyers, why?

Fewer women are applying to law school. Since 2002, the percentage of women in law schools has declined each year, according to the American Bar Association. It's has dropped from 49 percent to 46.9 percent in five years. This is a reversal of a long-running trend. The prevailing message is fewer women want a lawyer's life. Oddly enough, this comes as firms are trying harder to attract and keep women lawyers by adopting family-friendly policies and flex schedules. Is it too little, too late? What needs to be done? I'd love to hear your thoughts!


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