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EIN Newswire featured Haub Law School in "Report: Where Do Women Go to Law School in the U.S.?"

03/01/2021

EIN Newswire featured Haub Law School in "Report: Where Do Women Go to Law School in the U.S.?"

2020 data reveals that female law school enrollment outpaced men for 5th consecutive year

TAMPA, Fl., March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the fifth year in a row, women made up the majority of law school students pursuing Juris Doctor (JD) degrees in the United States. Based on the most recent data (2020) from the American Bar Association, in 35 states and Puerto Rico, at least half of the students who are attending law school are women.

In its annual report, Enjuris compiled data from the ABA on law school enrollment to break down law school gender diversity by state and highlight the top-ranked schools for women.

In 1960, women comprised only 3.5 percent of enrollees in ABA-approved law schools. In 2016, the number of female law school enrollees surpassed male enrollees for the first time.

In 2020, women accounted for 54.09 percent of all students in ABA-approved law schools, while men made up 45.70 percent of law school students. The number of people who identified as "other" increased from 149 students (0.13%) in 2019 to 232 (0.20%) in 2020.

The top 20 ABA-accredited law schools by female enrollment in 2020 were:

North Carolina Central University
    Northeastern University
    Howard University
    New England Law | Boston
    Belmont University
    The City University of New York
    American University
    St. Thomas University
    University of the District of Columbia
    University of Washington
    Seattle University
    Florida A&M University
    University of California-Davis
    Pace University
    Inter American University of Puerto Rico
    Texas Southern University
    University of Maryland
    Southern University
    Elon University
    Western Michigan University

Read the full EIN Newswire article.