Whittier recognized again as one of the nation’s most diverse law schools


Whittier Law School has again been named one of the most diverse law schools in the nation by preLaw Magazine.

In a report set to appear in the publication’s Winter 2017 issue, Whittier will be one of 60 law schools recognized. That number is down from 70 in 2014, highlighting the growing importance diversity plays in shaping the legal profession.

“We’re proud to have received this recognition again,” said Judith Daar, dean of Whittier Law School. “Our institutional mission is to be a community of diverse students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We want to prepare aspiring attorneys to excel in the practice of law, knowing they will do so in an increasingly global society.”

In 2016, students of color made up 64 percent of Whittier Law School’s incoming class.

According to preLaw, its report identifies the schools whose student and faculty populations reflect a breadth of races and that most closely match the national average. To determine the most diverse law schools, the magazine broke down each school’s population into six percentages: minority faculty, black students, Asian and Hawaiian students, Hispanic students, American Indian students, and Caucasian students.

Learn more about the magazine’s method of scoring and ranking each school here. The Winter 2017 issue of preLaw will be published in January.

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