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

Ranking - Excess Whitness (Regional)
Chapter 5: The Whitest Regional Law Schools Based on Regional L.S.A.C. Applications
 

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Mid-South
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Mountain West
New England
Northeast
Pacific West
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Excess Whiteness
Based on Regional LSAC Applications

How to Read the Chart: Samford University has 66.5%% (Column A) more white law students in the law school (94.6%- Column C)  than there were white  LSAC applications in the Region (56.8% Column D).
 
Regional Rankings School A. B. C. D. E.
Excess Whiteness Region Percent of white Students Regional LSAC Apps - Whites Excess Between Law School whiteness and LSAC Regional Applications
E Samford University (Cumberland) 66.5 Southeast 94.6 56.8 37.8
2 University of South Carolina 63 Southeast 92.6 56.8 35.8
3 Willamette University 60.9 Pacific West 87.7 54.5 33.2
4 University of Alabama 60.7 Southeast 91.3 56.8 34.5
5 Mississippi College 58.3 Southeast 89.9 56.8 33.1
6 Gonzaga University 57.6 Pacific West 85.9 54.5 31.4
7 University of Mississippi 57.2 Southeast 89.3 56.8 32.5
8 University of Oregon 56.3 Pacific West 85.2 54.5 30.7
9 Mercer University 54.4 Southeast 87.7 56.8 30.9
10 Pepperdine University 49.4 Pacific West 81.4 54.5 26.9
11 Thomas Jefferson School of Law 47.7 Pacific West 80.5 54.5 26
12 Lewis and Clark College (Northwestern) 47.5 Pacific West 80.4 54.5 25.9
13 University of Washington 46.4 Pacific West 79.8 54.5 25.3
14 Georgia State University 46.1 Southeast 83 56.8 26.2
15 Seattle University 44.4 Pacific West 78.7 54.5 24.2
16 University of Georgia 44.2 Southeast 81.9 56.8 25.1
17 University of the Pacific (McGeorge) 43.7 Pacific West 78.3 54.5 23.8
18 Florida Coastal School of Law 43.5 Southeast 81.5 56.8 24.7
19 Stetson University 42.3 Southeast 80.8 56.8 24
20 California Western School of Law 41.5 Pacific West 77.1 54.5 22.6
21 Emory University 38.9 Southeast 78.9 56.8 22.1
22 Baylor University 38.3 South Central 88.4 63.9 24.5
23 Barry University 38.2 Southeast 78.5 56.8 21.7
24 Florida State University 37.9 Southeast 78.3 56.8 21.5
25 Chapman University 37.2 Pacific West 74.8 54.5 20.3
26 Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge 37.1 South Central 87.6 63.9 23.7
27 Duquesne University 36.9 Northeast 94.3 68.9 25.4
28 University of Arkansas (Little Rock)  (Bowen) 36.8 South Central 87.4 63.9 23.5
29 Campbell University 35.8 Midsouth 94.4 69.5 24.9
30 Texas Tech University 35.1 South Central 86.3 63.9 22.4
31 University of Oklahoma 34.4 South Central 85.9 63.9 22
32 University of Florida (Levin) 33.3 Southeast 75.7 56.8 18.9
33 University of Kentucky 32.4 Midsouth 92 69.5 22.5
34 University of Richmond 31.9 Midsouth 91.7 69.5 22.2
35 Northern Kentucky University (Chase) 31.8 Midsouth 91.6 69.5 22.1
36 West Virginia University 31.7 South Central 91.5 69.5 22
37 University of San Francisco 31.2 Pacific West 71.5 54.5 17
38 University of Tulsa 31 South Central 83.7 63.9 19.8
39 Appalachian School of Law 30.9 Midsouth 91 69.5 21.5
39 University of Louisville (Brandeis) 30.9 Midsouth 91 69.5 21.5
41 Widener University 29.6 Midsouth 90.1 69.5 20.6
42 Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law 29.4 South Central 82.7 63.9 18.8
43 University of San Diego 29.2 Pacific West 70.4 54.5 15.9
44 Wake Forest University 28.3 Midsouth 89.2 69.5 19.7
45 Golden Gate University 27.5 Pacific West 69.5 54.5 15
46 University of Pittsburgh 27.3 Northeast 87.7 68.9 18.8
47 University of California (Los Angeles) 27 Pacific West 69.2 54.5 14.7
48 University of Arkansas (Fayetteville ) 26.4 South Central 80.8 63.9 16.9
49 University of Memphis 26 Midsouth 87.6 69.5 18.1
50 Oklahoma City University 25.8 South Central 80.4 63.9 16.5
51 Tulane University 25.4 South Central 80.1 63.9 16.2
52 University of Houston 25 South Central 79.9 63.9 16
53 University of Tennessee (Knoxville) 24.7 Midsouth 86.7 69.5 17.2
54 William and Mary Law School 23.9 Midsouth 86.1 69.5 16.6
55 Texas Wesleyan University 23.5 South Central 78.9 63.9 15
56 Villanova University 22.6 Northeast 84.5 68.9 15.6
57 Penn State University (Dickinson School of Law) 22.5 Northeast 84.4 68.9 15.5
58 University of California (Hastings) 22.4 Pacific West 66.7 54.5 12.2
59 University of Miami 22 Southeast 69.3 56.8 12.5
59 George Mason University 22 Midsouth 84.8 69.5 15.3
61 University at Buffalo 21.6 Northeast 83.8 68.9 14.9
61 University of Montana 21.6 Mountain West 96.3 79.2 17.1
63 Albany Law School of Union University 21.3 Northeast 83.6 68.9 14.7
64 Regent University 21 Midsouth 84.1 69.5 14.6
65 Rutgers State University–Camden 20.5 Northeast 83 68.9 14.1
66 South Texas College of Law 20.3 South Central 76.9 63.9 13
67 Marquette University 20.2 Pacific West 92.1 76.6 15.5
67 University of California (Berkeley) 20.2 Pacific West 65.5 54.5 11
69 University of Virginia 20.1 Midsouth 83.5 69.5 14
70 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 20 Great Lakes 91.9 76.6 15.3
71 Pace University 19.4 Northeast 82.3 68.9 13.4
72 Loyola University Chicago 19.2 Great Lakes 81 76.6 4.4
73 University of Akron 18.8 Great Lakes 91 76.6 14.4
74 University of Texas (Austin) 18 South Central 75.4 63.9 11.5
75 Washington and Lee University 17.6 Midsouth 81.7 69.5 12.2
76 University of Toledo 17.2 Great Lakes 89.8 76.6 13.2
77 Stanford University 17.1 Pacific West 63.8 54.5 9.3
78 Quinnipiac University 16.8 New England 92.6 79.3 13.3
79 Valparaiso University 16.6 Great Lakes 89.3 76.6 12.7
80 Temple University (Beasley) 16.5 Northeast 80.3 68.9 11.4
81 Ohio Northern University 16.3 Great Lakes 89.1 76.6 12.5
82 University of Maine 16.1 New England 92.1 79.3 12.8
83 University of Idaho 16 Mountain West 91.9 79.2 12.7
84 University of California (Davis) 15.8 Pacific West 63.1 54.5 8.6
85 Catholic University of America 15.7 Midsouth 80.4 69.5 10.9
85 Capital University 15.7 Great Lakes 88.6 76.6 12
85 Cleveland State University (Marshall) 15.7 Great Lakes 88.6 76.6 12
88 William Mitchell College of Law 15.4 Great Lakes 88.4 76.6 11.8
89 Southwestern University School of Law 15 Pacific West 62.7 54.5 8.2
90 Syracuse University 14.9 Northeast 79.2 68.9 10.3
91 Nova Southeastern University 14.8 Southeast 65.2 56.8 8.4
92 University of Baltimore 14.4 Midsouth 79.5 69.5 10
93 University of Wyoming 14.3 Mountain West 90.5 79.2 11.3
94 New York Law School 14.2 Northeast 78.7 68.9 9.8
95 Cardozo-Yeshiva University 14.1 Northeast 78.6 68.9 9.7
96 Suffolk University 13.7 New England 90.2 79.3 10.9
97 St. John's University 13.4 Northeast 78.1 68.9 9.2
97 Hamline University 13.4 Great Lakes 86.9 76.6 10.3
99 Loyola Law School 13 Pacific West 61.6 54.5 7.1
99 University of Utah (S.J. Quinney) 13 Mountain West 89.5 79.2 10.3
101 Ave Maria School of Law 12.9 Great Lakes 86.5 76.6 9.9
102 University of Dayton 12.7 Great Lakes 86.3 76.6 9.7
103 Roger Williams University 12.4 New England 89.1 79.3 9.8
104 Seton Hall University 12 Northeast 77.2 68.9 8.3
105 University of Southern California 11.6 Pacific West 60.8 54.5 6.3
106 Touro College (Jacob D. Fuchsberg) 11.2 Northeast 76.6 68.9 7.7
107 Hofstra University 10.6 Northeast 76.2 68.9 7.3
108 Brooklyn Law School 10.4 Northeast 76.1 68.9 7.2
109 New York University 10 Northeast 75.8 68.9 6.9
109 Western New England College 10 New England 87.2 79.3 7.9
111 Duke University 9.9 Midsouth 76.4 69.5 6.9
112 Indiana University–Indianapolis 9.8 Great Lakes 84.1 76.6 7.5
113 Michigan State University - Detroit College of Law 9.5 Great Lakes 83.9 76.6 7.3
114 Case Western Reserve University 9.3 Great Lakes 83.7 76.6 7.1
115 New England School of Law 9.2 New England 86.6 79.3 7.3
116 University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 8.9 Midsouth 75.7 69.5 6.2
117 John Marshall Law School 8.5 Great Lakes 83.1 76.6 6.5
118 Fordham University 8.4 Northeast 74.7 68.9 5.8
118 Wayne State University 8.4 Great Lakes 83 76.6 6.4
120 University of South Dakota 8.3 Midwest 92.2 85.1 7.1
121 Brigham Young University-JReuben 8 Mountain West 85.5 79.2 6.3
122 Santa Clara University 7.9 Pacific West 58.8 54.5 4.3
123 Vermont Law School 7.7 New England 85.4 79.3 6.1
123 University of Cincinnati 7.7 Great Lakes 82.5 76.6 5.9
125 University of Maryland 7.6 Midsouth 74.8 69.5 5.3
125 Indiana University–Bloomington 7.6 Great Lakes 82.4 76.6 5.8
127 Chicago-Kent Illinois Institute of Technology 7.4 Great Lakes 82.3 76.6 5.7
128 University of Missouri (Columbia) 6.5 Midwest 90.6 85.1 5.5
128 University of Missouri (Kansas City) 6.5 Midwest 90.6 85.1 5.5
130 Vanderbilt University 6.3 Midsouth 73.9 69.5 4.4
130 DePaul University 6.3 Great Lakes 81.4 76.6 4.8
132 Loyola University-New Orleans 5.7 South Central 76.2 63.9 12.3
133 Drake University 5.6 Midwest 89.9 85.1 4.8
134 Western State University 5.5 Pacific West 57.5 54.5 3
135 University of Colorado (Boulder) 5.4 Mountain West 83.5 79.2 4.3
135 University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) 5.4 Great Lakes 80.7 76.6 4.1
137 Creighton University 5.2 Midwest 89.5 85.1 4.4
138 Whittier Law School 4.6 Pacific West 57 54.5 2.5
138 Cornell University 4.6 Northeast 72.1 68.9 3.2
140 University of Nebraska–Lincoln 4.1 Midwest 88.6 85.1 3.5
141 St. Mary's University 3.9 South Central 66.4 63.9 2.5
141 Georgetown University 3.9 Midsouth 72.2 69.5 2.7
143 Ohio State University (Moritz) 3.8 Great Lakes 79.5 76.6 2.9
144 University of Notre Dame 3.5 Great Lakes 79.3 76.6 2.7
145 University of Connecticut 3.4 New England 82 79.3 2.7
145 Saint Louis University 3.4 Midwest 88 85.1 2.9
147 Franklin Pierce Law Center 2.6 New England 81.4 79.3 2.1
148 University of Pennsylvania 2 Northeast 70.3 68.9 1.4
149 Washburn University 1.4 Midwest 86.3 85.1 1.2
150 University of North Dakota 1.1 Midwest 86 85.1 0.9
151 University of Nevada 0.8 Mountain West 79.8 79.2 0.6
152 University of Detroit Mercy -0.3 Great Lakes 76.4 76.6 -0.2
153 American University (Washington College of Law) -0.6 Midsouth 69.1 69.5 -0.4
154 George Washington University -0.7 Midsouth 69 69.5 -0.5
155 University of Iowa -1.2 Midwest 84.1 85.1 -1
156 Boston College -2 New England 77.7 79.3 -1.6
156 University of Denver -2 Mountain West 77.6 79.2 -1.6
158 Northern Illinois University -2.7 Great Lakes 74.5 76.6 -2.1
159 University of Wisconsin (Madison) -3.8 Pacific West 73.7 76.6 -2.9
160 St. Thomas University -3.9 Southeast 54.6 56.8 -2.2
161 University of Kansas -4.3 Midwest 81.4 85.1 -3.7
162 University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) -5.2 Great Lakes 72.6 76.6 -4
163 Northeastern University -5.3 New England 75.1 79.3 -4.2
164 Northwestern University -5.7 Great Lakes 72.2 76.6 -4.4
165 Boston University -7.4 New England 73.4 79.3 -5.9
166 Rutgers State University–Newark -7.5 Northeast 63.7 68.9 -5.2
167 Washington University in St. Louis -8 Midwest 78.3 85.1 -6.8
168 University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) -10.4 Great Lakes 68.6 76.6 -8
169 University of Chicago -11.1 Great Lakes 68.1 76.6 -8.5
170 University of Arizona (Rogers) -11.5 Mountain West 70.1 79.2 -9.1
170 Harvard University -11.5 New England 70.2 79.3 -9.1
172 Arizona State University -11.9 South Central 69.8 79.2 -9.4
173 Thomas M. Cooley Law School -12.7 Great Lakes 66.9 76.6 -9.7
174 Columbia University -12.8 Northeast 60.1 68.9 -8.8
175 Yale University -15.1 New England 67.3 79.3 -12
176 CUNY-Queens College -17.6 Northeast 56.8 68.9 -12.1
177 University of New Mexico -18.6 Mountain West 64.5 79.2 -14.7
178 North Carolina Central University -27.1 Midsouth 50.7 69.5 -18.8
179 University of District of Columbia -31.7 Midsouth 47 69.5 -22.5
180 University of Hawaii -40.7 Pacific West 32.3 54.5 -22.2
181 Texas Southern University (Thurgood Marshall)1 -64.3 South Central 22.8 63.9 -41.1
182 Southern University -82.2 South Central 11.4 63.9 -52.5
183 Howard University -91.2 Midsouth 6.1 69.5 -63.4
184 University of Puerto Rico -99.8 Southeast 0.1 56.8 -56.7
185 Inter-American University School of Law -100 Southeast 0 56.8 -56.8
185 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico -100 Southeast 0 56.8 -56.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

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