Law School Admissions

Title

The Aid Gap

Document Type

Issue/Research Brief/Blog

Publication Date

4-2019

Keywords

legal education, financial aid, admissions, gender, diversity

Abstract

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.

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