Tuesday, February 11, 2014
From the ABA Journal, Twenty-four percent of JDs who Passed the Bar in 2000 Aren't Practicing Law. But the real headline should be the demonstrated gender disparity.
Women fared more poorly then men in terms of pay and law-firm advancement, according to the preliminary results. Women working full-time earned 80 percent of the pay reported by their male counterparts. The difference was most pronounced among law grads who were working in business and not practicing law; women working full-time in that sector earned only 67 percent of the pay of their male counterparts.