Women Attys Face $2M Lifetime Pay Disparity: Study

Law360 (April 21, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT) -- Women who earn a law degree will make $2 million less in their lifetime than men in their graduating class, but female lawyers still experience a slighter pay disparity than other women in the legal profession and women in other fields, according to experts.

All classes of female professionals still earn less than their male counterparts, a fact that was highlighted by equal pay advocates who designated Tuesday, April 20, as Equal Pay Day. The date signifies how far into 2010 women must work to earn what men earned in 2009.

Female lawyers earn 73.7 percent as much as their male...

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