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it does not represent a departure from the long-pursued principle that the school has an obligation to train a number of men and women who, notwithstanding limited academic preparation, show promise of significant professional capacity.
it seems particularly clear that the country needs far more--and especially far more well-trained--black lawyers, bearing in mind that today only 2 or 3 per cent of the American bar is black.
if Yale Law School can play a larger role than it has before in meeting this important national need, it ought to try to do so.
@theloniusmonk Well you can't really run an experiment and claim yourself that it succeeded. You'd need some neutral third party to validate the conclusion. You'd need to find out what happened to the white and Asian lawyers that were rejected by Yale because of their race.
@theloniusmonk its black graduates do not go into diverse fields, basically only academia
For students attending one of these 25 law schools, every career path in the the legal profession is open to you. Your chances of securing a position as a Biglaw associate, Appellate Law Clerk, or DOJ attorney may be greater at some schools than others, but students who do well at any of the schools listed here should have a reasonable expectation that they can pursue the career they want. How do we know? Because graduates of these law schools do so every year. These are the go-to schools for large law firms and the schools judges look to for law clerks time and time again.
"The entire top 25 list you linked has some kind of affirmative action, except maybe UT.
How do you interpret THAT?"
@satchelsf Political correctness. There's really nothing more to it than that.