X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
In August 2017, it made news that the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division would investigate and bring cases over “intentional race based discrimination in college and university admissions.” Their hypothesis is that some admissions offices are discriminating against White students. Their allegation is that using race as a factor to admit students who have been historically under-represented on the campus is itself discriminatory. Perhaps this is a way for the Justice Department to try to eliminate affirmative action? This got me thinking about the nature, distinctions, and definitions of diversity in our country—especially in the legal market. What exactly is diversity, or is everyone a special snowflake?

In May 2015, the Washington Post reported that the legal profession was the least diverse profession based on information reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). According to the BLS, 88 percent of lawyers are White, surpassing all other professional fields including architects, which are 81 percent White, accountants 78 percent White and physicians at 72 percent White. When analyzing diversity, including Black, Latino, Asian and Native Americans, these groups comprise about 33 percent of the American population but only about 20 percent of all law school grads.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

 

New York Law Journal's Book of ListsBook

This item requires pre-payment by credit card. To download now, add to cart and proceed to check out. Download instructions will appear on your customer receipt page an...

Get More Information
 

Talent On The Move

Where are established partners moving? What firms are increasing partner headcount and in which markets & practices? Track Partner moves by firm, region, and practice area with your Legal Compass subscription. Log in or get your free trial today.

Get More Information
 

Global Independent Law Firms Forum 2020Event

Annual conference bringing together the leaders of independent law firms from around the world, from 40+ jurisdictions.

Get More Information
 

Global Independent Law Firms Forum 2020Event

Annual conference bringing together the leaders of independent law firms from around the world, from 40+ jurisdictions.

Get More Information
 

GlobeSt. Women of Influence 2020Event

GlobeSt. Women of Influence Conference celebrates the women who drive the commercial real estate industry forward.

Get More Information
 

The Asia Legal Awards 2020Event

Where the region's top lawyers, law firms and in-house teams will gather to celebrate their most stellar achievements of the year.

Get More Information
 

The Asia Legal Awards 2020Event

Where the region's top lawyers, law firms and in-house teams will gather to celebrate their most stellar achievements of the year.

Get More Information
 

Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL.UK)Event

Women, Influence & Power in Law UK (WIPL.UK) offers an opportunity for unprecedented exchange with senior female in-house lawyers.

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.