Less-Prestigious Law Schools Enroll More Minority Students, Report Says

Less-prestigious law schools are enrolling more minority students in an effort to counter a nationwide dip in applications and enrollments, a new study suggests. That trend does not extend to the most prestigious institutions, according to a paper describing the study by Aaron N. Taylor, an assistant professor at Saint Louis University’s School of Law.

The National Law Journal reports that the study examined application and enrollment trends from 2010 to 2013, and found that the most prestigious institutions saw the largest declines in first-year minority students.

“Schools that can ensure good career prospects aren’t making diversity a priority,” Mr. Taylor told the Law Journal. “There seems to be much more of a focus on the numbers” like LSAT scores.

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