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And for law students, how female dominated is it at your uni (percentage wise)?
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I don't know the detailed figure and never counted, but my feeling is roughly the same with slightly more female.

Gender ratio in the States might be higher. In a small exchange programme I did there the male: female ratio is 4 to 9.
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I don't know the detailed figure and never counted, but my feeling is roughly the same with slightly more female.

Gender ratio in the States might be higher. In a small exchange programme I did there the male: female ratio is 4 to 9.
Thanks, what uni are you in?
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Thanks, what uni are you in?
Were in LSE and KCL for law but that's years ago. I heard female law students keep increasing.
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just spitballing ideas here but it may be that, if the majority of 'generally preferable' degrees (ie good job prospects, make your parents proud degrees etc) like stem aren't typically chosen by females, there are relatively few of such alternative degrees that are typically chosen by females. essentially if the average woman doesn't enjoy a stem degree as much as the average man, they'll deviate towards another subject like law or economics
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just spitballing ideas here but it may be that, if the majority of 'generally preferable' degrees (ie good job prospects, make your parents proud degrees etc) like stem aren't typically chosen by females, there are relatively few of such alternative degrees that are typically chosen by females. essentially if the average woman doesn't enjoy a stem degree as much as the average man, they'll deviate towards another subject like law or economics
But economics is a male dominated degree on the other hand, and also from what I've heard Law is quite a respected degree that shows a very good academic background? So why wouldn't it be "generally preferable"
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over 60% female at my old uni (northern RG)
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Cos females just seem to know everything....plus they are a bit better at multitasking and are smarter than men, lets be real.
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But economics is a male dominated degree on the other hand, and also from what I've heard Law is quite a respected degree that shows a very good academic background? So why wouldn't it be "generally preferable"
i don't know that economics is male dominated but that's irrelevant

what i said specifically was that women generally avoid stem degrees when it comes to picking "good degrees", and i am saying that law is one of a few non-stem "good degrees"
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Women tend to be a bit more mature than men at this age, sometimes work harder so get the grades and can be career sensible. In the end it does not matter as plenty of women still go part time or stop work when babies come (sadly they do that - not sure why) so it evens up.
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also just fyi it's very common for women to study law in greater % than men. i think that it's a similar story in the us, the rest of europe, etc. don't think that the uk is an outlier here
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Is there a point to all this or is it navel gazing?
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