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  1. In a sense, lawyers have done remarkably well. The fraction of GDP that was legal services dropped by half and the fraction of the population that is lawyers increased by a little more than a quarter, and yet the median lawyer income decreased only 2%.

    I’d like to see some data on *mean* lawyer income; I get the feeling that the distribution of income in the legal field is really uneven.

    • It’s extremely uneven and largely correlates to the clients’ income. Big corporate firms representing corporations and wealthy individuals pay $180,000+ to first year associates just out of law school. Immigration lawyers, representing poor, often undocumented immigrants, will never make that kind of money in a year.

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