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Maybe it’s the #MeToo movement or maybe it’s the Donald Trump presidency. For whatever reason, women seem super motivated about going to law school.

In fact, women now make up 52.4 percent of all students in ABA-approved law schools, based on 2018 data. That’s the third year in a row that they’ve constituted over a majority of law students (in 2017, they were at 51.3 percent).

More significant, in my opinion, is that women’s enrollment is up at the top 20 law schools. Women actually outnumber men at nine of those top 20 schools! (Last year, women were the majority only at six of the top 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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