Each and every day, minority students find inspiration to study the law. After all, people of color continue to make great strides toward progress within the government and the legal profession in our country. We’re living during a time where Kamala Harris, a lawyer, made history as the first woman and first woman of color to become Vice President. Ketanji Brown Jackson made history as the first Black woman to become a Supreme Court justice. Who will be next to take up a position of power to influence the next generation of young lawyers?
The latest Princeton Review law school rankings are out, and today, we’ll focus on yet another incredibly important ranking: The law schools with the greatest resources for minority students.
Which law schools do you think came out on top of this list?
First, we’ll begin with the methodology Princeton Review used to determine which law schools offer the greatest resources for minority students. This ranking was based on the percentage of the student body who identify as being from underrepresented minority groups as well as on student answers to a single survey question: Whether all students are afforded equal treatment by students and faculty regardless of their ethnicity.
According to Princeton Review, these are the law schools where minority students stand on equal footing with their classmates:
1. St. Thomas University School of Law
2. University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
3. Southern University Law Center
4. Yale University Law School
5. University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
6. University of California, Berkeley School of Law
7. Western State College of Law at Westcliff University
8. Stanford University School of Law
9. University of Pennsylvania Law School
10. Texas Tech School of Law
The law is a powerful tool, and we hope that students of color who want change will wield it wisely. Best of luck in law school!
Did your law school make the cut? If it did, do you think it was ranked fairly? If it didn’t make the list for best career prospects, do you agree with that assessment? Please email us or text us (646-820-8477) your thoughts.
Staci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.