Legal Profession


Cultural Diversity: Is It Present in American Law Schools and the Legal Profession?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date



lawyer demographics, diverse campus environment


The issue of diversity is certainly not a new concept. This topic has been the focus of many corporate retreats and board room discussions. However, one of the most reputable and esteemed professions is falling short of the bar in maintaining a diverse profile. Research indicates that minority groups experience significant underrepresentation in law schools and the legal profession in general. To address this issue, this research will focus on examining the value of diversity to the legal profession, the roles of the law school, law firm, judiciary and government in balancing cultural diversity, and the recommendations for each to achieve diversity.