Top Twenty Law Schools Based on the Diversity Index
The Diversity Index measures the number of nonwhite males who attend or teach at law schools. Historically, law schools have been the purveyance of the white male establishment. The entry of women into the legal profession has been the most dramatic change in American law schools in this century. In the 30 years from 1964 to 1994, the number of male law students increased by 113 percent. Female law school enrollment jumped by 2,102 percent. Persons of color are also finding a place in today's American law schools. However, this ranking does not differentiate among law schools as to those that are historically black or from a region with large minority populations and those law schools that have a traditionally white student body; therefore, the lists ranking number of minority students/faculty and ratios to total enrollment/total faculty do not indicate the historical or geographical components to the law schools. Historically, there are no law schools that principally enrolled women; therefore, the comparison of number of women and the ratio to total numbers is significant, indicating a school's success in recruiting a nontraditional population.
Women Percent of Total Enrollment
Women Percent of Full-time Faculty
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