Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/124920
Authors: 
Winters, John V.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9416
Abstract: 
The current study examines earnings differences for practicing lawyers by undergraduate major with a focus on economics majors. Some majors do much better than others. Economics majors tend to do very well in both median and mean earnings, and both without and with controlling for individual characteristics. Electrical engineering, accounting, finance, and some other majors also do relatively well. This information is useful for undergraduates planning to attend law school and considering what undergraduate major field to study. Economics appears to be a very good option.
Subjects: 
college major
earnings
economics major
lawyers
attorneys
JEL: 
I20
I26
J24
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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