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    Hello everyone!

    A paper titled The Leaky Pipeline for Women Entering the Legal Profession explains how women are under represented in law school but relatively over represented at the lower-tier law schools. (Go ahead and click the link. It’s a 4-page summary!)

    To summarize the main numbers:
    Women comprise 57.1% of college graduates but only 50.8% of law school applicants.
    Males have a 79.5% chance of gaining admission to an ABA accredited law school but women only have a 75.8% chance.
    Women make up 53% of the student body at the bottom quarter of the US News “unranked” law schools but only 46% of the students at the US News top 50 law schools.

    These numbers are statistically significant. As many of you may know, women tend to have higher GPAs but men tend to score higher on the LSAT. Do you think the gender disparity is due, at least in part, to competition for high LSAT scores and higher US News rankings?

    Please share your thoughts and comments below.

    Best of luck with your applications!


    David Petersam
    AdmissionsConsultants, Inc.


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    J Donnelly

    More law school admission deans seem to be female than male so I’m pretty sure it’s the LSAT and not some great new cause for the SJWs.

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