Law School Admission For Minorities In Decline: Study

Law360, New York (January 7, 2010, 7:38 PM EST) -- Blacks and Mexican-Americans make up an even smaller proportion of law school students than they did more than a decade ago, according to a new study, and some observers trace the deficit to an overemphasis on Law School Admission Test results by admissions offices.

The proportion of black students entering law school dropped 7.5 percent between 1993 and 2008, while the percentage of Mexican-American students saw a sharper decline of 11.7 percent, according to a study by Columbia University School of Law professor Conrad Johnson released...
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