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I don’t know whether to celebrate or go into a funk.

First, let me give you what appears to be the good news: For the second year in a row, women constitute the majority of law students. Based on 2017 data, women make up 51.3 percent of enrollees. We’ve crossed the 50 percent mark! Hooray!

But if you think women now dominate the top schools—as I had assumed—you’d be disappointed. According to Enjuris, a site about personal injury law (side note: female personal injury lawyers also have a tough time competing against men), women have not cracked the 50 percent mark at most top law schools.

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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