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

Professor Vernellia R. Randall

Latinos in Law Schools
Chapter 7: Performing Well in Law School - The Isolation Factor

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Isolation-Law Schools
Minorities and Isolation
Blacks in Law Schools
Asians in Law Schools
Indians in Law Schools
Latinos in Law Schools


Chapter 7: The Isolation Factor

 

The Isolation Factor
Latino/Hispanic Americans


The Most Isolating Law Schools.  Eighty-four schools(45.2%) were considered most isolating because they had less than or equal to 3.96% Latinos/Hispanics,or half of the percentage of Latinos/Hispanics applicants in the national application pool (7.92%).  The Great Lakes (20) and the Mid-South (21) accounted for 48.8% of schools. The Pacific West had smallest number of schools with three.  Approximately 53.6% were public schools.  The schools were almost evenly divided between the tiers, with the 4th tier having the most (28.6%) and the 1st tier having the fewest (20.2%).


The Top Ten Most Isolating Schools for - Latino/Hispanic Americans
Rank School Number Percent
1 Southern University (Louisana) 0.00 0
2 University of Kentucky (Kentucky) 1.00 0.2
3 University of Mississippi (Mississippi) 2.00 0.3
4 University of Montana (Montana) 1.00 0.4
5 University of Alabama (Alabama) 3.00 0.5
6 University of Memphis (Tennessee) 3.00 0.6
7 Mississippi College (Mississippi) 3.00 0.7
8 University of Louisville (Brandeis) (Kentucky) 3.00 0.8
8 Washington and Lee University (Virginia) 3.00 0.8
10 University of Missouri (Columbia) (Missouri) 4.00 0.8
11 Duquesne University 5.00 0.8

 The Least Isolating Law Schools.  Forty-Three schools(23.1) were found least isolating because they had greater than or equal to 7.9 % Latinos/Hispanics applicants in the national application pool.  The Pacific West accounted for 32.6% of the least isolating with 14 schools.  New England had smallest number with only one school.  Approximately 60% were private schools.  The 1st tier had the most schools(27.9%) while the 3rd tier the least with 9.

The Top Ten Least Isolating Schools for - Latino/Hispanic Americans
Rank School Number Percent
1 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 481.00 100
2 Inter-American University School of Law 770.00 100
3 University of Puerto Rico 678.00 99.8
4 St. Thomas University 213.00 34.4
5 St. Mary's University 199.00 27.2
6 Western State University 75.00 24.7
7 University of New Mexico 71.00 22.5
8 Texas Southern University (Thurgood Marshall)1 126.00 22.1
9 Nova Southeastern University 218.00 21.8
10 CUNY-Queens College 70.00 14.9

 

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