Pre-Law Pipeline


The Educational Pipeline to Law School - Too Broken and Too Narrow to Provide Diversity

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Law Review Article

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diversity pipeline programs, enrolled student demographics, law school diversity


The legal profession remains markedly out of sync with the changing demographics of the country, where the population is projected to be over 50 percent minority by 2050. Against this trend, law school enrollment hovers around 20 percent minority, including over 7 percent Asian students. Enrollment of some minority groups shows a decline rather than improvement. These numbers will remain static or continue to decline if the profession does not pay far more serious attention to the current leaks and gaps along the educational pipeline, far before students seek admission at the law school gates.