legal education, financial aid, admissions, gender, diversity
Gender gaps in wages and wealth are well-known, but another gender gap has escaped attention. This gap – which we call the “aid gap” – arises from the widespread practice of merit scholarship negotiation and directly affects law students and lawyers. In this Essay, we identify and explain the aid gap; describe its causes and consequences; and advocate for regulatory intervention to eliminate, or at least minimize, it.
Gunthrie, Chris and Lamm, Emily, "The Aid Gap" (2019). Law School Admissions. 22.