Between 1990 and 2000, 2,600 Native Americans graduated from ABA-accredited law schools, but according to the U.S. Census, the number of Native American attorneys in the U.S. increased by just 200 during that time. Now, the ABA is taking steps to address the concern that some law school applicants are falsely reporting their heritage.
ABA Wants Proof of Native American Status From Aspiring Lawyers
The National Law Journal
August 10, 2011