Tuesday, January 25, 2005
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Minority Enrollment at UA Law School Drops

The Crimson White has an interesting and well-balanced article on "diversity" and law school admissions at UA here.

The number of black students enrolled at the UA law school has dropped since 2001, and some law professors think the increased median scores in the Law School Admissions Test has something to do with that.

In the 2000-01 academic year, the Law School had 8.8 percent black enrollment, but that number decreased to 5.8 percent in the 2003-04 school year, according to the American Bar Association.

Law professor Bryan Fair said more students with higher LSAT scores have applied to the Law School since U.S. News and World Report ranked the law school in the nation's top 40.

Fair, who is black, said black enrollment rates have decreased in the last five years because the average LSAT score among blacks is lower than the national average.

Professor Fair and others suggest that "diversity" goals should be given greater consideration in the law school admissions process in order to increase minority enrollment. Wrong remedy, professors.