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Data Now Confirms What You Already Suspected: Having A Parent With A J.D. Gives You A Leg Up In Your Legal Career
Posted on Wednesday October 20, 2021
Ed. Note: Welcome to our daily feature Trivia Question of the Day!
According to new data from the National Association for Law Placement, class of 2020 law school graduates with a parent or guardian with a J.D. degree were employed in bar passage-required jobs at a rate how many percentage points above that of first-generation college students?
Hint: There was also a disparity between first-generation college students and continuing-generation college students (students with at least one parent or guardian with a bachelor’s degree or higher but not a J.D.) but it was not as pronounced.
See the answer on the next page.
Answer: The impact was more than 11 points greater (84.3% vs. 73.2%). Read more here.