A new study, “A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law 2.0: Identity and Action in Challenging Times,” has been extensively reported on across the media. Articles about the new report, which builds upon a 2017 study, in Reuters, Law360, and the ABA Journal, all point to the progress (or lack thereof) of Asian Americans in top leadership positions across the profession.
As Reuters writes:
But progress has been slow or non-existent in other areas. Asian Americans comprise 13% of associates at major law firms, but just 4% of equity partners — the lowest ratio among minority groups, the report notes. Only one of the current 93 Senate-confirmed U.S. Attorneys is Asian American, and their representation among law clerks has been stagnant for the past 25 years.
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