If we continue at the same rate, the gender gap won’t close until 2083.

Fran Faircloth, a Yale Law student, commenting on the results of a study conducted by Yale Law Women on gender imbalances in the law school classroom.

(What else did the study reveal? Find out, after the jump.)

The 2012 study replicated a similar study conducted in 2002. Ten years later, this is the result:

Men are 16 percent more likely to speak in class than women in Yale Law School courses, according findings in a study released by a Law School student group last week.

Women, on the other hand, are only 1.5 percent more likely to speak up in class than they were ten years ago.

Conclusion: silence isn’t always golden, so raise your damn hands in class, ladies. It’s really not that hard.

Yale Law School Faculty and Students Speak Up about Gender: Ten Years Later [Yale Law Women]
Law School battles gender imbalance [Yale Daily News]
Yale Law Study Finds Gender Imbalance in Student Participation [WSJ Law Blog]


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