On its Women in the Law podcast mini-series, Law School Transparency examines the professional and personal challenges women face in the legal profession. This week’s episode, “The Leaky Pipeline #1,” examines the way the legal profession makes it harder for women to succeed than for men.
This week’s episode is accompanied by a series of graphs showing the leaks in the pipeline, especially these three, which start even before the law-school application process:
#1: Women obtain 57.1% of all college degrees, but they account for just 50.8% of law school applicants.
#2: Women who apply to law school are less likely than men to be admitted.
#3: When women are admitted to law school, they attend schools with significantly worse placement rates (and U.S. News rank) than men.
Read the next post in this series: "Women in the Law Podcast: “Leaky Pipeline #2: From Hiring to Retention to Leadership”."