The sunny news about the J.D. class of 2019’s overall 90% employment rate—the highest in a dozen years—obscures the troubling reality that white law graduates secured jobs at a significantly higher rate than their Black and Native American classmates.

New data from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) highlights the racial disparities in employment outcomes among new law graduates, after the organization this summer expanded the demographic analysis of the jobs data it collects annually.

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