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New Data on Racial Disparities in Lawyer Hiring Is 'Wake-Up Call' for the Profession

Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:44 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

New figures on entry-level lawyers hiring from the National Association for Law Placement reveal that slightly more than 62% of 2019's Black law graduates secured jobs that require a J.D., compared with 80% of white law graduates.

By Karen Sloan | October 21, 2020 at 11:12 AM

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The sunny news about the J.D. class of 2019’s overall 90% employment rate—the highest in a dozen years—obscures the troubling reality that white law graduates secured jobs at a significantly higher rate than their Black and Native American classmates.

Please find the full article from LAW.COM here

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