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

Professor Vernellia R. Randall

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

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(Based on 2004 ABA/LSAC Information)






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
Asian Americans/ Pacific Island Americans

The Most Isolating Law Schools. To make the list, schools had to have less than half of the percentage of Asians in the National Application Pool (4.05). Seventy-eight schools(42.47%) met the criteria.  The Great Lakes had the most schools (15) while the Northeast and Pacific West each had one school.  Over half of the schools were public (52.6%) while over 52.6% were 3rd and 4th tier schools.

The Top Ten Most Isolating Schools for - Asian Americans

Rank School Number Percent
1 Inter-American University School of Law 0 0
1 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 0 0
1 University of Puerto Rico 0 0
4 Mississippi College 1 0.2
5 University of Mississippi 2 0.3
6 University of South Carolina 3 0.4
7 Campbell University 2 0.6
8 Samford University (Cumberland) 4 0.7
9 University of Wyoming 2 0.8
10 West Virginia University 4 0.9
10 University of Detroit Mercy 5 0.9

The Least Isolating Law Schools. To make the list, schools had to have at least the same percentage of Asian Americans in the National Application Pool (8.1%).  Fifty-three schools (28.5%) met the criteria.  The Pacific West Region had the most (21) while the Midwest and the Southeast each had one school.  Almost 70% of the schools (69.8%) were private while 84.9% were 1st and 2nd Tier Schools.

The Top Ten Least Isolating Schools for - Asian Americans

Rank School Number Percent
1 University of Hawaii  185 59.7
2 Santa Clara University 261 27.8
3 Loyola Law School 294 22.4
4 University of California (Hastings) 275 22.3
5 University of California (Davis) 120 21
6 Western State University 105 20.6
7 Whittier Law School 177 20
8 Southwestern University School of Law 191 19.5
9 University of Southern California 124 19.2
10 University of California (Berkeley) 168 18.2

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