ERIC Number: ED519575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
The Perceptions of Administrators Concerning the One Florida Initiative
Hilton, Adriel A.; Green-Powell, Patricia A.; Joseph, Crystal L.; Knight, Linda G.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v8 n2 p233-238 Feb 2011
The purpose of this study was to discover the perceptions of Florida law school administrators on the impact of the OFI (one Florida initiative) and the addition of two MSI (minority serving institution) law schools on diversity in Florida's legal profession. This research explored the impact of Governor Bush's EO (executive order) on diversity within the SUS (state university system) of Florida law schools. Further, this study examined the impact of the creation of two MSI law schools after implementation of the OFI, as perceived by the administrators. The concept of CRT (critical race theory) provides modern legal debates outlining the usefulness of historical civil rights policies in opinionated climates. This study will examine the role of CRT in relation to affirmative action and desegregation case law. CRT forms the framework for examining the impact of the creation of two MSI law schools in the state of Florida. In conclusion, this study found that minority representation in law schools has improved in Florida as a result of the OFI as well as the addition of two MSI law schools. Black representation, however, continues to lag behind other races, particularly the Hispanic population. This study concluded that the OFI has helped improve minority representation in the legal profession.
Descriptors: Law Schools, Program Effectiveness, Affirmative Action, Administrator Attitudes, Minority Groups, Critical Theory, State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Politics of Education, Outreach Programs, Legal Education (Professions), Disproportionate Representation, Statistical Data, Civil Rights Legislation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida