Research attests to the value of diversity at law schools

, The National Law Journal


A study titled "Does Race Matter in Educational Diversity? A Legal and Empirical Analysis," concludes that law students actually do benefit from racial diversity on campus and that law schools should work to maintain diverse classes.

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  • Michael Caldwell

    I will want to read the report in detail. I still suspect that mere diversity in skin color is largely irrelevant to the quality of education received by the students, except insofar as it promotes more "civil" interactions between majority and minority group members (as the article appears to suggest). However, diversity in economic backgrounds, educational experience, intellectual development and philosophical approach would make a far larger difference insofar as this can contribute to real openness and tolerance of opposing ideas. We don't see this in many academic institutions. Most exhibit cookie cutter mentalities. No institution is more intolerant than "liberal" academia.

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