Gender Balance in Law & the “Leaky Pipe” Metaphor (Audio)

  • Gender Balance in Law & the “Leaky Pipe” Metaphor (Audio)
  • Gender Balance in Law & the “Leaky Pipe” Metaphor (Audio)
  • Three Metropolitan Water Board inspectors using sounding sticks to listen for leaks in the water pipes. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

    Three Metropolitan Water Board inspectors using sounding sticks to listen for leaks in the water pipes. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

    It’s fairly well-known that today roughly half of all law students are women. But new data from Ohio State University’s Deborah Merritt and Law School Transparency suggests that there is a hidden, but sharp gender divide: In essence, they found that law schools with a better rank, on average, enroll a substantially smaller percentage of women.

    They made those findings by analyzing data from the Law School Admissions Council and the American Bar Association, and their full report, titled, “The Leaky Pipeline for Women Entering the Legal Profession,” can be accessed here.

    In the Law School Transparency podcast below, featuring Deborah Rhode of Stanford Law School, the “leaky pipeline” metaphor, as it applies to women in law, is discussed.

     

     

    Deborah Rhode also spoke to Big Law Business about The Trouble with Lawyers, in this video series from December 2015.

     

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