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African-American Enrollment in Law Schools Declines
Campus Report ^ | October 3, 2007 | Emmanuel Opati

Posted on 10/03/2007 1:21:13 PM PDT by bs9021

African-American Enrollment in Law Schools Declines

by: Emmanuel Opati, October 03, 2007

There is increasing concern about enrollment decline of African-American male students in higher education and specifically Law Schools. Speaking in Washington, D.C at the Congressional Black Caucus forum last week, Chris Brown, General Motors (GM) Vice President General Counsel for North America, said there is need for diversity in the legal profession both in schools and law firms.

He said diversity is part and parcel of GM policy. “General Motors was the first corporation to have a minority supplies program and a minority dealer program”, he added.

At the same event, which was part of the 37th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Chairman of the House Ethics Committee, said this is a significant issue not only in the practice but also as a role model issue.

It was pointed out that many minority students are being admitted to Law Schools unprepared and that race-based admissions have been set to harm minority students by setting them up for failure.

Ms. Pauline A. Schneider of American Bar Association reported that in 1997/8, a total of 9,800 African-Americans were enrolled in Law Schools in the country. Last year, only 9,500 African-Americans were enrolled—a decline of about 300 students. It was stated that a total of 63 per cent of African-American students were denied admission as compared to 35 per cent of their white counterparts.

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreportonline.net ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: discrimination; lawschool; lsat; minority

1 posted on 10/03/2007 1:21:15 PM PDT by bs9021
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To: bs9021

Obviously the black students are smart enough to realize that the legal profession is overpopulated right now. Getting a law degree is worth a lot less than it used to be.


2 posted on 10/03/2007 1:27:11 PM PDT by Popocatapetl
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To: bs9021
said there is need for diversity in the legal profession both in schools and law firms

How 'bout diversity of opinion?

3 posted on 10/03/2007 1:27:11 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: bs9021

“It was pointed out that over-reliance on LSAT scores by many Law Schools has left out many African-American students who have low scores due to lack of resources for adequate preparation.”

And the answer from the left is to admit more under=prepared African-Americans at the expense of properly prepared students of other races. Sounds a lot like racial discrimination to me.


4 posted on 10/03/2007 1:28:51 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: Puppage

Why do you care what color your lawyer is unless you have a quota? I would only care if my lawyer was effective and efficient.


5 posted on 10/03/2007 1:28:54 PM PDT by Jigajog
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To: bs9021
“It was pointed out that over-reliance on LSAT scores by many Law Schools has left out many African-American students who have low scores due to lack of resources for adequate preparation.”

And the answer from the left is to admit more under-prepared African-Americans at the expense of properly prepared students of other races. Sounds a lot like racial discrimination to me.

6 posted on 10/03/2007 1:29:18 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: bs9021

There’s more money in professional sports and less studying.


7 posted on 10/03/2007 1:29:24 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (Bring me the head of Miley Cyrus!)
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To: Jigajog
I want Jackie!!


8 posted on 10/03/2007 1:35:12 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: vetsvette
“It was pointed out that over-reliance on LSAT scores by many Law Schools has left out many African-American students who have low scores due to lack of resources for adequate preparation.”

Crap stetements like this piss me off. There's not a damn thing in the world stopping a black man from reading and studying. Nothing.

9 posted on 10/03/2007 1:39:23 PM PDT by Clock King (Bring the noise!)
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To: Jigajog; Puppage

“Why do you care what color your lawyer is unless you have a quota? I would only care if my lawyer was effective and efficient.”

You would only care what color your lawyer is if he was effective and efficient?

Move on, race-baiter. Puppage said nothing about “color” or caring about it.


10 posted on 10/03/2007 1:41:01 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Puppage

Me too and the Chubacha defense strategy.


11 posted on 10/03/2007 1:41:34 PM PDT by Jigajog
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To: bs9021

The percentage of African-American affirmative action law school graduates who cannot pass the bar after repeated attempts is more than three times as high as for white according to one study I saw. Liberals feel good about themselves for affirmative action and then don’t give a damn about the results.


12 posted on 10/03/2007 1:42:34 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: bs9021

When they use the term ‘diversity’ it really means quotos and set asides. Diversity is the term they use to implement racism - “who can be against diversity??” - puts you on the defensive right away. Diversity is the term that liberals and leftists use to silence us on our morals and values. We should all be proud to not support ‘diversity’ if diversity means to divide us by race and gender.


13 posted on 10/03/2007 1:42:53 PM PDT by sasafras (All things evil are cloaked in the word diversity)
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To: bs9021

It’s Bush’s fault. Elect Hillary RC and there won’t be a problem. /s


14 posted on 10/03/2007 1:48:33 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator ("If you think health-care is expensive, wait 'til it's free" - Dick Armey, Former Majority Leader)
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To: bs9021
It was pointed out that many minority students are being admitted to Law Schools unprepared and that race-based admissions have been set to harm minority students by setting them up for failure.

I see. They can't hack it but it's 'our' fault - again. /sarcasm

15 posted on 10/03/2007 1:49:23 PM PDT by chit*chat
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To: pabianice

The percentage of African-American affirmative action law school graduates who cannot pass the bar after repeated attempts is more than three times as high as for white according to one study I saw.


And they end up working for...

...GOVERNMENT!


16 posted on 10/03/2007 1:51:59 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them, I won't chip away at them" -Mitt Romney)
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To: vetsvette

That line from the story pissed me off.

My wife studied for the LSAT while we were moving from California to Indiana, right after I was laid off my job. Talk about stressful times.

There is no lack of resources. We had no money for extra aids but a few books. She studied all the time and did extremely well. Next spring she will graduate.

Its the lack of effort and the lack of preparedness by the test taker that is the problem.


17 posted on 10/03/2007 1:52:31 PM PDT by Azeem (Only thing worse than war is peace at all costs.)
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To: bs9021
"African American enrollment in law schools decline"

We're overrun with illegal aliens. Mosques representing the cult from hell are popping up everywhere. Homos are pushing to make their perversion the norm and I'm really supposed to give a s&@t about this? Chip, chip, chip.

18 posted on 10/03/2007 1:54:06 PM PDT by isrul (Lamentations 5:2)
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To: Clock King

“There’s not a damn thing in the world stopping a black man from reading and studying. Nothing.”

I agree. And, encouraging black people to not study by giving them preferences in admissions without regard to their individual efforts is dysfunctional.

But, the American left has always been about racial discrimination. The only thing that ever changes is which people they think should benefit from the discrimination they support.


19 posted on 10/03/2007 1:54:58 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: bs9021

Please don’t interpret my remarks as criticism of you for posting it. That’s not my intent.


20 posted on 10/03/2007 1:55:58 PM PDT by isrul (Lamentations 5:2)
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To: Jigajog

racist.


21 posted on 10/03/2007 2:14:53 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: bs9021

Less black lawyers - now if there were less white lawyers as well, we might have something.


22 posted on 10/03/2007 2:23:08 PM PDT by Thebaddog (My dogs are asleep paws up)
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To: Azeem

Support her and expect about 300,000,000,000 times more anxiety when she sits for the bar exam; she’ll love you for it.


23 posted on 10/03/2007 2:29:08 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Joe Boucher; Vn_survivor_67-68; Jigajog

I interpreted Jigajog’s comment to mean that the only thing he would care about was if his lawyer was effective and efficient, which has nothing to do about the lawyer’s color. I guess it’s all in how you read it.


24 posted on 10/03/2007 2:29:54 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE conservative candidate!!)
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To: bs9021

“African American enrollment in law schools decline”

That’s because, according to John Edwards, most black males are either dead or in prison. Since that’s the “truth” in Edwards’ world, it’s only rationale that they would not be around to attend law school. //sarc


25 posted on 10/03/2007 2:31:43 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (Stephen Hopkins: Founding Father who had Cerebral Palsy.."My hand trembles, my heart does not.")
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To: bs9021

I guess it could be said that blacks are practicing higher morals?


26 posted on 10/03/2007 2:33:24 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Clock King
I admittedly took the LSAT back in the Dark Ages, but in those days there was no "preparation" for it that I ever heard of aside from having had a decent education, good reading and writing ability, and some good reasoning skills.

My immediate preparation was almost my undoing. My 21st birthday celebration took place the night before the LSATs, and several friends and I closed down more than a few bars that night. I was surprised I did as well as I did, since I pretty much took a pass on the first hour of the test.

Seriously, though, blacks have been ill-served by affirmative action admissions to top law schools. They tend to cluster in the bottom third of their classes at those schools, and many become disillusioned and lose any incentive to try to excel. Many of these students would do better to attend lesser law schools where they would be more competitive.

The other insidious effect of affirmative action is its tendency to devalue the degrees minority students achieve. I read today that Justice Thomas, in his new book, says that he believes potential employers discounted his law degree from Yale because he was assumed to be the beneficiary of affirmative action.

27 posted on 10/03/2007 2:36:06 PM PDT by blau993
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To: bs9021

Why should any black man go to law school when he can dress like a thug, mumble in rhythym to somebody else’s music and be handed a fat recording contract?


28 posted on 10/03/2007 2:41:25 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (No Third Term For Bill Clinton!)
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To: OB1kNOb

“I guess it’s all in how you read it.”

You’re right. I read both sentences.


29 posted on 10/03/2007 2:46:56 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: bs9021

aw hell another nat’l crisis....

first there was the garbage chokin the landscape crisis
followed by the latchkey crisis
then the alar/apple crisis
then the shortage of bell jars during mormon canning season crisis
once i went to the store on baron von steuben day and they were plumb out of sour kraut!
algoracle says currently there is an ice capsa meltin’ n a swrilin crisis

and now the icing on the cake.... it’s the not enuff blacks in law school crisis

.... handbasket time for the red white and blue thats for sure.....

i reserve the balance of my time...


30 posted on 10/03/2007 6:09:46 PM PDT by flat
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To: OB1kNOb

My comment was purely a joke.


31 posted on 10/04/2007 2:47:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: blau993

I work at a new law school, and in the past year I’ve seen perfect examples of what affirmative action leads to. Our first class had approximately six or seven black students. At the end of the first year, four of them had fallen under the academic requirements to remain in school. One of their fathers was on our board of directors, and was a big contributor to the school. Remarkably, she was allowed to stay. Another had attended Yale as an undergraduate, and was one of only two black males. He was allowed to stay as well, but had to repeat his first year. He’s well on his way to failing again.

Recently, the school had a meeting about the formation of our law review. The debate was mainly focused on what criteria would be used to allow students to join. The wiser members of the faculty wanted membership to be based solely on test scores and academic achievement. The nitwit liberal members of our school were upset by this, stating if we based it solely on academic achievement, we’d never get any black students on the review. Academic life is grand.


32 posted on 10/04/2007 3:06:58 AM PDT by LanPB01
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