From the ABA Journal, and blogged already by Ann (here):
The highest earners in 2007 were men in legal occupations, who earned a median salary in 2007 of $105,233, according to a Census Bureau report.
The online report issued in August shows women in legal occupations, which includes paralegal as well as lawyer positions, didn’t fare as well. Their median salary was $53,790. As a whole women in computer and mathematical professions earned more, with a median salary of $61,957.
The full ABA Journal article is available here. You can read the details about the Census Bureau’s methodology, etc. You can try to paint a rosier picture. You can see the glass half full, blah blah blah. But I haven’t heard much discussion of this news. What sense are law students, lawyers and law professors making of this news? Are we collectively too too depressed to discuss it? Is the “news” not really news?