According the study, women comprised just 29% of editors-in-chief at the law reviews of the “US News” Top 50 law schools for the 2011-2012 academic year, a decline of 5% from the previous year.
When looking at all law review editor positions at those schools, however, the study found that 43% were women.
Law review editor positions are widely viewed as important credentials for an academic career and other highly competitive positions, such as judicial clerkships.
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Hat tip to the National Law Journal.