A lot has changed for women in law in the last 100 years.
Today, more than 50% of law school students in the U.S. are women. This is a significant milestone, because prior to the Civil Rights Movement many law schools refused to even admit female applicants. Some brave women were undeterred, matriculating at the schools that would admit them despite the grim prospects for female attorneys seeking employment with established law firms.
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1Key takeaways from the white paper
Decade-by-decade breakdown of milestones for women in the legal industry
Current sex diversity stats in law firms, corporations, and law schools
Current career options for women practicing law
The Evolution of Legal Career Options for Women in the United States covers the last century of progress made by women practicing law in the U.S. The amount of progress made in fewer than 100 years is incredible, but there's still a long way to go.
Years of progress
Women in the U.S. have overcome decades of sex discrimination at law schools, law firms, and in the corporate world. After more than a century of being turned away, women represent more than half of law school students today.
3What the New Law era means for women
Starting in the 2000s, general counsels became more willing to hire contract attorneys to supplement their teams. At the same time, there was an abundance of extremely well-qualified lawyers interested in finding contract work. Read this white paper to see how this intersection works in the favor of women's progress in the legal industry.