April 24, 2020 2 minutes to read · 500 words

Women in Law: The Gender Wage Gap for Lawyers

By Mala Sharma

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As we remember and honor the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, we are also reminded how far we still have to go. Although women represent the majority of all law students, our numbers drop once you look at attorneys, partners, and equity partners. Why is it that, on a global scale, male equity partners earn 27 percent more than female equity partners?1 How can we change this inequity?

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