We are interested in the future of law, and so we keep our eye on things like diversity in the nation’s law schools. Recently we took a closer look at the gender breakdown of law school enrollment. In 2016, women outnumbered men for the first time (50.09% versus 49.46%. A small percentage, 0.45%, selected “other” for gender). Here are the top 15 Law Schools by Female Enrollment and our map showing where women go to law school.
|Law School||% Women|
|1. Howard University||69.70|
|2. Charlotte School of Law||63.50|
|3. Northeastern University||63.20|
|4. Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School||62.70|
|5. City University Of New York||62.20|
|6. North Carolina Central University||62.00|
|7. American University||61.60|
|8. Whittier Law School||60.10|
|8. Florida A&M University||60.10|
|9. District of Columbia||59.90|
|10. California Western School of Law||59.50|
|11. DePaul University||58.50|
|12. California-Berkeley, University Of||58.30|
|13. Inter American University of Puerto Rico||58.20|
|14. Golden Gate University||57.50|
|14. Texas Southern University||57.50|
|15. New York Law School||57.40|
As we get set to post this data to our blog, we’ve just learned that no. 8, Whittier Law School, has announced it will close down.
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