Beyond the glass ceiling
In the College’s class of 2017, women outnumber men for the first time in the school’s history: 87 of the 168 first-year students (51.8 percent) are female. It’s a milestone, especially considering that in the 2012-2013 academic year, 47.3 percent of law degrees nationwide were awarded to women.
But it also begs the question: As they graduate in record numbers and begin their careers in firms, businesses, and legal institutions around the country, what unique challenges and opportunities await them?
For All Rise, we talked to seven female graduates, who practice various types of law, about the obstacles they have overcome to make it to the top of their chosen fields.