Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's Still a Majority-White Legal Profession Out There

While gender imbalances in the legal profession have been radically improved over the last half century, racial imbalance has not. This story details a study done by a Columbia Law School professor who wanted to see if the perception that African-Americans are not improving their representation in the profession is true. He found that both the numbers and the proportion of African-Americans admitted to law schools have declined since 1993. He can't explain it, but he does have a theory about why:

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