January 19, 2013

WITH LEGAL EDUCATION IN FREE-FALL, WE TURN TO THE IMPORTANT QUESTION: What Does It Mean For Women? “Law schools, of course, don’t give women a tuition break because they are likely to earn less than men in the workplace or to take more years out of the full-time labor force. So as tuition went up (and up), the financial benefits of attending law school diminished more for women than for men.”

Men try harder, because they know that women want men who earn more. Women don’t because they know that men have different priorities, and because they want to quit the rat-race at some point and have kids, making their tolerance for high debt levels rationally lower.