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White Men Get Biggest Pay Increase From Law Degree

Posted Sep 25, 2017

A paper to be published in International Review of Law and Economics (forthcoming 2017), finds that white males get the largest benefit from a law degree, women and minorities much less so. Translated into dollar terms, being a lawyer doubles income for everyone but still leaves minorities progressively lower, with black and hispanic women earning the least. See Brian Leiter’s Law School Letter, Jansen on Tax