Diversity and Inclusion in Law School and Higher Education

U.S. News' Views on Including Diversity in Our Best Law Schools Ranking

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Law Review Article

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student demographics, law school diversity, enrolled student demographics


The current U.S. News Diversity Index identifies law schools where law students are most and least likely to encounter classmates from a different racial or ethnic group. The greater the diversity index value, the higher likelihood each person a student meets on campus will be from a different ethnic group than his own. A lower index value means it's less likely the ethnic group will be different than his own.