Professor Johnson Releases New Diversity Study

Fall 2010

Professor Conrad Johnson’s research on national law school admissions rates for minority students garnered extensive media attention throughout this past winter and spring. Johnson produced a study showing that enrollment of African-American and Mexican-American students has decreased in the past 15 years, despite rising grade point averages and LSAT scores for members of the two groups.

“Even though their scores and grades are improving and are very close to those of white applicants, African-Americans and Mexican-Americans are increasingly being shut out of law schools,” Johnson told The New York Times.

The Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic, which Johnson co-founded, collaborated with the Society of American Law Teachers for the study. It received coverage in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, and The National Law Journal, among other publications.