Wednesday, September 26, 2007

After the JD: Women in the Law

Just released last month is a report that sheds new light on the early careers, aspirations, and experiences of women entering the legal profession in the last few years. Women in the Profession: Findings from the First Wave of the After the JD Study, was published by NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, and is available on their web site. Only one of several planned "after the JD monographs," it is based on data gathered from a representative sample of 4500 lawyers (both men and women) who were first admitted to the practice of law in 2000. This group was surveyed in 2002-2003 about their career choices, salaries, law school and workplace experiences, and their job satisfaction. They will be recontacted this year and in 2011 as part of a landmark longitudinal study by interdisciplinary scholars. Check out the NALP site for trends, statistics, and reliable current information about making a career in the law.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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