This post is part of "Women in the Law Podcast," a series of 5 posts. You can start at the beginning or see all posts in the series.

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:

LEAKS

#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.

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