/ January 18, 2008

Law School Enrollment for Minorities on the Decline

According to Columbia Law School, law school enrollment of African Americans and Hispanics has decreased by about 9 percent in the last 15 years. The factors behind this trend are not well understood, but some speculate that declining support for affirmative actionprograms nationwide may be partly to blame. Law schools have also begun placing greater emphasis on LSAT scores during the admissions process. The Columbia Law Clinic states:

“The net result is that . . . law schools are not progressing towards more inclusive admissions. This affects everyone who is concerned about better education and a more representative legal profession.”

To read more, see this article in The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog.

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