Diversity and Inclusion in Law School and Higher Education


Diversity Matters: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Legal Education

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Law Review Article

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student diversity impact, diverse campus environment, campus climate


This Article presents more evidence of the inequality that persists in legal education for students. Based on a survey of University of Florida law students conducted in 2001, this study reaffirms the existence of differential experience and an inegalitarian culture in legal education. However, it also demonstrates the importance of diversity and the recognition by a significant majority of students of the value of race and gender pluralism. These competing findings provide a clear guide to the future direction of legal education.