Why are most lawyers male?

Most lawyers are male because in our society men traditionally occupy high-power, high-status positions, like the law, politics and medicine. This is changing now that more women are achieving equality with men. Because lawyers have always traditionally been men, it is hard for women to enter into a male-dominated culture. This situation is changing and in the future we will see many more women lawyers. But currently, the people who practice law usually come from a time period when it was considered more appropriate for men to study and train to be lawyers.