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'Discouraging' Diversity Gap Persists Among Law Grad Hires

Fri, October 23, 2020 11:21 AM | Sarah Hayden (Administrator)

Written by: Justin Wise

Law360 (October 21, 2020, 4:37 PM EDT) -- The employment rate reached near-historic highs for the 2019 law school graduation class, but a stark disparity in outcomes between white and racial minority graduates persists, according to a set of findings released Wednesday by the National Association for Law Placement.

In a year when the employment rate for recent grads climbed to levels not seen in over a decade, Black and Native American individuals still had significantly lower levels of success in the job market than their peers, an NALP survey of more than 33,000 graduates found. Figures also showed a wide gap between white graduates and Black individuals when it comes to jobs requiring passage of the bar exam.

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