Wal-Mart “may also be the most diverse in-house law department in corporate America”

This quote comes from the Fin. Times, Feb. 21, 2007 at 8. The law department of Wal-Mart has more than 150 lawyers: more than 40 percent of them are female and nearly a third are ethnic minorities.

Other law departments may match or exceed the gender distribution – the J.C. Penney department comes to mind – but the sizeable ethnic diversity surely stands out. I wonder whether there is some overlap between gender totals and ethnicity totals, as for example if an African-American female counts in both percentages.

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