Milan Markovic on Minority Attorney Satisfaction
In this episode, Milan Markovic, Professor of Law and Co-Convener of the Program in Law and Social Science, discusses his article "The Paradox of Minority Attorney Satisfaction," which he co-authored with Gabriele Plickert, and which is published in the International Review of Law and Economics. Markovic begins by explaining that the article is based on survey data gathered with the help of the Texas Bar Association, which consists of information provided by Texas attorneys about many aspects of their practice, including their satisfaction. Markovic and Plickert found that minority attorneys reported higher levels of satisfaction that would otherwise be predicted, and appear to respond to certain factors differently from white attorneys. Markovic suggests that this finding could help inform legal education, and reflects on how it might also inform our understanding of the norms of the legal profession. Markovic is on Twitter at @ProfMarkovic.