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Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
As director of the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic at the Columbia University Law School, law professor Conrad Johnson knows that digital technology has the power to highlight and amplify social justice concerns and to enable people to take direct action. Under Johnson's leadership, the clinic has developed and maintained the Columbia-hosted…
Descriptors: Law Schools, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Enrollment Trends
Anthony, Lisa C.; Liu, Mei – 2003
This study was designed to address questions of differential prediction of law school grades for various racial/ethnic minority subgroups. Differential prediction was evaluated by comparing the predicted and actual law school first-year grade point averages (FYAs) for various racial/ethnic subgroups within individual law schools based on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian American Students, Black Students, College Entrance Examinations
Wightman, Linda F.; Muller, David G. – 1990
This study of Law School Admission Test (LSAT) performance by selected subgroups has been conducted to provide some baseline information that can later be referenced in a variety of projects and activities. The study provides a detailed psychometric analysis, by selected gender and ethnic subgroup membership, of LSAT Form OLSS1. This form was…
Descriptors: Achievement, Admission (School), College Entrance Examinations, Ethnic Groups
Liacouras, Peter J. – 1978
Major assumptions and goals on which professional school admission decisions are based, the use of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) as an admission criteria, and approaches to admission used by the Temple University Law School are examined. One consideration in making admissions policies is group needs, or whether there is a need for more…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Affirmative Action, Black Students, College Admission
Albertson, Helen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
As racial and ethnic population changes occur in the United States these same changes should be reflected in the legal community of lawyers and judges. Although Black and Hispanic populations have been increasing over the past 30 years in the United States, this same proportionate increase has not occurred in the American Bar Association (ABA)…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Law Schools, Law Students, Licensing Examinations (Professions)
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2009
In order to participate in federal student financial aid programs, law schools must be accredited by an agency recognized by the Department of Education (Education). Accreditation is intended to ensure that schools provide basic levels of quality in their educational programs, and Education recognizes those accrediting agencies that it concludes…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Grade Point Average, Law Schools, Dental Schools
Camara, Wayne J.; Schmidt, Amy Elizabeth – College Entrance Examination Board, 1999
Group differences among ethnic and racial groups on a series of educational measures and outcomes are examined. African-American and Hispanic students perform substantially lower than white and Asian students on the SAT I. These substantial differences also exist on a variety of other admissions tests used for undergraduate, graduate, and…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Social Stratification, Differences, Scores