Women are making 20 percent less than men in median annual earnings. A study done by Cornell University found that as more women enter a male dominated field, the average pay declines. This is unfortunately becoming evident as women enter the field of law.
Women now make up nearly half of the student population in US law schools. The top US law schools, however, are not admitting as many women, and once women are in school, they are not performing as well. Why? This last week, I talked to my best friend’s mom who is a lecturer at Stanford Law, and she said that the classes are not geared toward helping women. They are geared towards helping the men in the classes succeed. She said that Stanford Law School is doing everything they can to reverse these tendencies in the class room.
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