Don't Blame LSAT For Dearth Of Minorities

, The National Law Journal


Advocates for diversity in the legal profession have long identified the Law School Admissions Test as a major barrier to black and Hispanic law school applicants because on average they score lower than do whites and Asians-Americans. According to a University of Virginia School of Law professor, the blame is misplaced.

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  • Karen E. Rubin

    The title of Prof. Johnson's article is

    “Knots in the Pipeline for Prospective Lawyers of Color: The LSAT Is Not the Problem and Affirmative Action Is Not the Answer.” The NLJ and some other internet sites have misprinted the title with the word "Perspective" for "Prospective," suggesting ignorance on Prof. Johnson's part. Not so.

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