James Leipold is a senior advisor with the Law School Admission Council. Prior to joining LSAC, he worked as the executive director of the National Association for Law Placement in Washington, D.C., for more than 18 years. He is a leading expert on the employment market for law school graduates, and writes and speaks frequently on that topic. He earned his BA in English from Brown University and his JD at Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law.
The 2022 summer associate class in U.S. law firms was the most diverse class in history, but there is still room for growth in ensuring the legal profession reflects the diversity of society.