Elite law schools cherish robust debate, iconoclasm and arguing issues from all sides, right? Wrong. The dirty little (not-so) secret about these faculties — that they care much more about diversifying their skin colors, genders and surnames than about diversifying their points of view — has finally come to the attention of the general public.

Now that the truth is out, law school faculties are likely to come under increased pressure to surrender some of their hiring autonomy. But this pressure would be misguided. If these faculties know what is good for them, they will acknowledge the dearth of dissenting voices within them — and work earnestly to correct the problem from within.