The New York Law Journal recently published a story with the provocative title, "Can the 'Jewish Law Firm' Success Story be Duplicated? "
The article highlights the empirical research of Eli Wald (Denver Law), who is
doing some interesting work on the rise of Jewish lawyers within the
According to Wald, the bottom-line is that the Jewish success story reflects a unique historical occurrence that is unlikely to be duplicated by female or minority lawyers. Bruce MacEwen, who writes the Adam Smith, Esq. blog on law firm economics, has a very informative and insightful analysis of Wald's findings. Both the NYLJ story and MacEwen's commentary are recommended reading.