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Educated the Expensive Way

Posted by: Laurence Simons 15/11/10
Our latest research piece "Educated the expensive way" throws up some interesting statistics:

- 15% of lawyers are from the UK’s 250 public schools - compared to just 2% of the general population
- Social exclusivity INCREASING in legal profession
- Decline of grammar schools blamed

New figures from our research shows that 15% of lawyers now come from exclusive public schools that educate only 2% of the population.

Laurence Simons analysed the profiles of 49,600 professionals working in London using the business-networking site LinkedIn. The analysis shows approximately 7,200 of those professionals have attended public schools . This makes those educated at one of the country’s 250 public schools seven times more likely to become legal professionals than those educated in the state sector.

To read and download the full piece please download it here: Educated the Expensive Way and if you have any comments, please visit our discussion on Linkedin.

You can also read snippets of the research on The Lawyer, Legal Week, Law Society Gazette, Recruitment Consultant and in the Evening Standard and The Times (subscription only).