At FAMU College of Law, women outnumber men 2-to-1

At FAMU College of Law, women outnumber men 2-to-1

FAMU is one of five universities in the United States where there are twice as many women attending than men

Florida A&M University was among five law schools in the country in 2022 where the number of enrolled women was double the number of enrolled men, according to the latest American Bar Association profile of the legal profession.

Women have been leading men in law school enrollment since 2014, according to the profile. In 2022, there were 116,724 students enrolled in law school. Of those students, there were 65,073 women (55.7%) and 50,969 men (43.7%). Included in that total are 358 nonbinary students and 324 students who preferred to not disclose their gender.

FAMU’s ratio of two women students for every man placed it near the top in the trend of women over men studying law in 2022. The other universities with similar ratios included American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C., Howard University School of Law in D.C., North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina, and Northeastern University School of Law in Boston.

Northeastern in 2022 also had the highest ratio of women to men with women making up 72% of the student body. The University of Idaho College of Law had the highest ratio of men to women with men making up 57% of the student body.

There were 162 law schools where women outnumbered men; there were just 32 law schools where men outnumbered women. At the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, the ratio of men and women was perfectly balanced with 159 enrollees of each gender.

Check out the profile’s findings about Tallahassee, and the state of civil legal aid.

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