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The paradox of minority attorney satisfaction

Milan Markovic and Gabriele Plickert

International Review of Law and Economics, 2019, vol. 60, issue C

Abstract: A substantial literature documents the challenges faced by minority attorneys in the legal profession, ranging from underrepresentation in prestigious practice settings and lower incomes to discrimination from fellow lawyers, clients, and judges. In light of the foregoing, one would expect minority attorneys to regret their decisions to attend law school and become lawyers. Yet, empirical research indicates that minority attorneys are predominately satisfied with their decision to become attorneys and that their satisfaction is on par with that of white attorneys. How to account for this seeming paradox?

Keywords: Satisfaction; Minority attorneys; Ordered logit regression (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.irle.2019.105859

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