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

Background Information
Chapter 5: The Whitest Regional Law Schools Based on Regional L.S.A.C. Applications
 

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(Based on 2004 ABA/LSAC Information)

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Background Info
Rankings
Alphabetical Listing


Regions

Great Lakes
Mid-South
Mid-West
Mountain West
New England
Northeast
Pacific West
South Central
South East


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 Excess Whiteness
Based on Regional LSAC Applications

Excess Whiteness Disparities is the ratio (calculated into percentage) between Total Whiteness and Regional LSAC Application Pool. Whiteness is defined as Caucasian or white. It includes individuals that did not identify a racial group. It does not include individuals who identified "other" as their racial group. It does not include foreign nationals. Excess Whiteness Disparities is calculated by subtracting the Regional LSAC Application Pool from the school whiteness, dividing the difference by Regional LSAC Application Pool and multiplying the results by 100.

The regions based in this report are based on the ABA/LSAC regions, except that the Pacific and the Northewest was combined into one region - the "Pacific West".  The Pacific West includes "Other Terrorities". However, Nevada was moved into the Mountain West.  Puerto Rico and Virgin Island was included in the "Southeast". The Great Lakes has the largest number of historical white law schools (33) and the Midwest  has the smallest number of historical white law schools (11).

In 2003, the total percentage of applications to LSAC that were from white students by regions varied significantly. For instance, the region with the highest percentage of  applications from whites was the midwest with 85.1%; while the pacific West had the lowest with 54.5%. Thus, there was a 30 percentage point difference between the lowest and the highest region.

The top ten schools with the most excess between regional applications and law school students are Samford University (66.5%), University of South Carolina (63.0%), Willamette University (60.9%), University of Alabama (60.7%), Mississippi College (58.3%), Gonzaga University (57.6%), University of Mississippi (57.2%), University of Oregon (56.3%) and Mercer University (54.4%).  In essence, Samford University had 66.5% more white law students than there were white LSAC applications.

 


Regions States
Great Lakes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
Midsouth Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee,Virginia, West Virginia
Midwest Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
Mountain West Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada,  New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
New England Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine,  Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont,
Northeast New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
Pacific West Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Other Territorites 
South Central Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
Southeast Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virgin Islands.

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Number of
Law Schools per Region
Number of
Historically
White  Law Schools
 per Region
Region Number Percent   Region Number Percent
Great Lakes 33 17.7   Great Lakes 33 18.6
Midsouth 28 15.1   Midsouth  25 14.1
Midwest 12 6.5   Midwest 12 6.8
Mountain West 11 5.9   Mountain West 11 6.2
New England 14 7.5   New England 14 7.9
Northeast 24 12.9   Northeast 24 13.6
Pacific West 26 14   Pacific West 25 14.1
South Central 18 9.7   South Central 16 9.0
Southeast 20 10.8   Southeast 17 9.6
Total 186 100   Total 177 100

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 LSAC Applications and Percentage of Whiteness
2003 LSAC Applications
 

Region Total Apps Total White Percent
Great Lakes 15885 12171 76.6
Midsouth 12300 8543 69.5
Midwest 3801 3234 85.1
Mountain West 5689 4503 79.2
New England 5421 4301 79.3
Northeast 16592 11427 68.9
Pacific West 15620 8514 54.5
South Central 10381 6636 63.9
Southeast 12681 7206 56.8

 

Schools by Regions
 

Great Lakes Ave Maria School of Law
Capital University
Case Western Reserve University
Chicago-Kent Illinois Institute of Technology
Cleveland State University (Marshall)
DePaul University
Hamline University
Indiana University–Bloomington
Indiana University–Indianapolis
John Marshall Law School
Loyola University Chicago
Michigan State University - Detroit College of Law
Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University (Moritz)
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
University of Akron
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
University of Notre Dame
University of Toledo
Valparaiso University
Wayne State University
William Mitchell College of Law

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Midsouth American University (Washington College of Law)
Appalachian School of Law
Campbell University
Catholic University of America
Duke University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Howard University
North Carolina Central University
Northern Kentucky University (Chase)
Regent University
University of Baltimore
University of District of Columbia
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville (Brandeis)
University of Maryland
University of Memphis
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
University of Richmond
University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Widener University
William and Mary Law School

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Mountain West Arizona State University
Brigham Young University-JReuben
University of Colorado (Boulder)
University of Denver
University of Idaho
University of Montana
University of Nevada
University of New Mexico
University of Utah (S.J. Quinney)
University of Wyoming

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New England Boston College
Boston University
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Harvard University
New England School of Law
Northeastern University
Quinnipiac University
Roger Williams University
Suffolk University
University of Connecticut
University of Maine
Vermont Law School
Western New England College
Yale University

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Northeast Albany Law School of Union University
Brooklyn Law School
Cardozo-Yeshiva University
Columbia University
Cornell University
CUNY-Queens College
Duquesne University
Fordham University
Hofstra University
New York Law School
New York University
Pace University
Penn State University (Dickinson School of Law)
Rutgers State University–Camden
Rutgers State University–Newark
Seton Hall University
St. John's University
Syracuse University
Temple University (Beasley)
Touro College (Jacob D. Fuchsberg)
University at Buffalo
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Villanova University

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Pacific West California Western School of Law
Chapman University
Golden Gate University
Gonzaga University
Lewis and Clark College (Northwestern)
Loyola Law School
Marquette University
Pepperdine University
Santa Clara University
Seattle University
Southwestern University School of Law
Stanford University
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
University of California (Berkeley)
University of California (Davis)
University of California (Hastings)
University of California (Los Angeles)
University of Hawaii
University of Oregon
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of the Pacific (McGeorge)
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Western State University
Whittier Law School
Willamette University

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South Central Baylor University
Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge
Loyola University-New Orleans
Oklahoma City University
South Texas College of Law
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Southern University
St. Mary's University
Texas Southern University (Thurgood Marshall)1
Texas Tech University
Texas Wesleyan University
Tulane University
University of Arizona (Rogers)
University of Houston
University of Oklahoma
University of Texas (Austin)
University of Tulsa
West Virginia University

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Southeast University of Arkansas (Fayetteville )
University of Arkansas (Little Rock) (Bowen)
Barry University
Emory University
Florida Coastal School of Law
Florida State University
Georgia State University
Inter-American University School of Law
Mercer University
Mississippi College
Nova Southeastern University
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
Samford University (Cumberland)
St. Thomas University
Stetson University
University of Alabama
University of Florida (Levin)
University of Georgia
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of Puerto Rico
University of South Carolina
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