Female enrollment and legal employment are rising, but is representation improving?

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'New data shows that female enrollment in law schools and employment after law school is rising but some believe there is still room for more representation in the law field.

Female enrollment has increased while male enrollment has declined, according to AccessLex Institute’s latest Legal Education Data Deck.

“Prior to 2000, male and female J.D. enrollment primarily moved inversely, with male enrollment falling as female enrollment increased. After 2000 they moved in tandem until female enrollment surpassed male enrollment for the first time in 2017,” stated the deck.

This is the result of a larger trend of declining male enrollment in higher education, said Tiffane Cochran, Vice President of Research at AccessLex. Female college attainment has been outpacing male college attainment for some time now.

According to a recent report from the National Student Clearinghouse, 59.5% of college students enrolled in 2020-2021 were women and 40.5% were men.'

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