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

Professor Vernellia R. Randall

Indians 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
American Indians/ Native Americans/Eskimo

     The Most Isolating Law Schools. Schools were considered most isolating if they had fewer than six American Indians.  This is an average of two American Indian students per year in a three year program.  One hundred and twenty-six law schools were found most isolating (67.4%).  Seventeen schools had no American Indians.  The Great Lakes, the Northeast, and the Mid-south accounted for 19%, 18.3%, and 17.5% respectively.  The Midwest and the Mountain West each had four schools.  Approximately 61.9% were private schools.  The 2nd tier had the highest number of schools (27.8%) while the schools that were not ranked had the lowest with 8.7%.  

Schools with No American Indians

Drake University Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
Duquesne University Southern University
Emory University St. John's University
Franklin Pierce Law Center University of Kentucky
Indiana University–Bloomington University of Louisville (Brandeis)
Inter-American University School of Law University of Pittsburgh
Mississippi College University of Puerto Rico
New York University University of South Carolina
  Wake Forest University


The Least Isolating Law Schools. Schools were considered least isolating if they had 18 or more American Indians.  This is an average of six American Indian Students per year in a three year program.  Nine law schools (4.8%) were found least isolating.  Five (55.6%) were in South Central.  Six regions had no schools that met the criteria: Mid-South, Midwest, New England, Northeast, Pacific West and Southeast.  Approximately 55.6% were public schools.  The 2nd tier had the highest number of schools with four.

The Least Isolating Schools for American Indians

Rank School Number Percent
1 University of Tulsa 45 7.30
2 University of Denver 42 3.50
3 Arizona State University 41 7.80
4 University of Oklahoma 37 7.10
5 Oklahoma City University 35 5.50
6 Brigham Young University-JReuben 32 6.60
7 University of New Mexico 27 8.50
8 University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) 23 2.00
9 University of Arizona (Rogers) 20 4.20

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