2005 The Whitest Law School Report
and Other Law School Rankings Related
to Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Law School
Professor Vernellia Randall

Primary Racial Population Served
Chapter 1: Introduction, Methodology and Limitations

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(Based on 2004 ABA/LSAC Information)





Diversity Measures
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Law Schools in the United States have a history of serving one racial group.

Historically White Law Schools have a long-term history of serving predominantly white students. There are 177 Historically White Law Schools. The history for these schools are a result of a history of slavery, segregation, racism and discrimination .

Histrically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) Law Schools are law schools that have a long-term history of serving predominantly black law students. There are five HBCU law schools. This schools were set-up to serve the black population who were denied access to HWLS. There are five HBCU. Of those five school. Two (University of District of Columbia, North Carolina Central) are now are majority non-black schools.

The only Predominantly Asian Law School is the University of Hawaii which is located in a state that is predominantly Asian.

There are no Predominantly Native American Law Schools.

There three Predominantly Latino Law Schools all located in Puerto Rico which is predominantly Latino.


Historically Black Law Schools
  • Howard University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Southern University
  • Texas Southern University (Thurgood Marshall)
  • University of District of Columbia.


Predominantly Asian Law School
  • University of Hawaii


Predominantly Indian Law School
  • None
Predominantly Latino Law School
  • Inter-American University School of Law,
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • University of Puerto Rico



Historically White Law Schools
  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • American University (Washington College of Law)
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • Arizona State University
  • Ave Maria School of Law
  • Barry University
  • Baylor University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brigham Young University-JReuben
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • California Western School of Law
  • Campbell University
  • Capital University
  • Cardozo-Yeshiva University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Chapman University
  • Chicago-Kent Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Cleveland State University (Marshall)
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Creighton University
  • CUNY-Queens College
  • DePaul University
  • Drake University
  • Duke University
  • Duquesne University
  • Emory University
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia State University
  • Golden Gate University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Hamline University
  • Harvard University
  • Hofstra University
  • Indiana University–Bloomington
  • Indiana University–Indianapolis
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Lewis and Clark College (Northwestern)
  • Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge
  • Loyola Law School
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Loyola University-New Orleans
  • Marquette University
  • Mercer University
  • Michigan State University - Detroit College of Law
  • Mississippi College
  • New England School of Law
  • New York Law School
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northern Kentucky University (Chase)
  • Northwestern University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio State University (Moritz)
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Pace University
  • Penn State University (Dickinson School of Law)
  • Pepperdine University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Regent University
  • Roger Williams University
  • Rutgers State University–Camden
  • Rutgers State University–Newark
  • Saint Louis University
  • Samford University (Cumberland)
  • Santa Clara University
  • Seattle University
  • Seton Hall University
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • St. John's University
  • St. Mary's University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Stanford University
  • Stetson University
  • Suffolk University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University (Beasley)
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Touro College (Jacob D. Fuchsberg)
  • Tulane University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Akron
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona (Rogers)
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville )
  • University of Arkansas (Little Rock) (Bowen)
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of California (Berkeley)
  • University of California (Davis)
  • University of California (Hastings)
  • University of California (Los Angeles)
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado (Boulder)
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Denver
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Florida (Levin)
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Houston
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville (Brandeis)
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
  • University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri (Columbia)
  • University of Missouri (Kansas City)
  • University of Montana
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • University of Nevada
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Richmond
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
  • University of Texas (Austin)
  • University of the Pacific (McGeorge)
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Utah (S.J. Quinney)
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison)
  • University of Wyoming
  • Valparaiso University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vermont Law School
  • Villanova University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washburn University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wayne State University
  • West Virginia University
  • Western New England College
  • Western State University
  • Whittier Law School
  • Widener University
  • Willamette University
  • William and Mary Law School
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • Yale University









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