• The Evolution of Women in Law Infographic

    In 2010, the percentage of J.D. and LL.B. degrees earned by women, as a total of all degrees earned, reached 49 percent. Although this number reflects nearly half of the degrees earned in the legal industry, women today still face many disparities in income and promotion opportunities, with women lawyers only earning 87 percent of men’s salaries.

    In order to raise awareness around the opportunities to bridge the gender gap in the legal industry and to address positive gains, Washington University’s @WashULaw online Master of Legal Studies program created the following infographic. This infographic covers the history of women in law, the types of adversity women face today and possible solutions to address inequality in the legal workforce.



    Brought to you by the online Master of Legal Studies program at @WashULaw

    Thank you our friends at Washington University in St. Louis for this great infographic!

    We want to hear from you! What do you think has changed the most over the past 100 years in law? If you were to give advice to a new law student about the evolution of women what would it be?


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