Inside the Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools & Firms!
Paul Weiss has the largest percentage of black attorneys while there are over 40 law firms with no black attorneys. See black attorney percentages for over 500 law firms. Attention Law Firms: We will post updated law firm percentages in early April. If you would like to update your data, do so by March 29 at this link.
Howard Law is number one on our list of the Top 25 National Law Schools for Black Students.
Editor’s Note: Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law, was appointed in 2018. We neglected to include her in the publication; however, she will appear in an updated version next week..
Law schools have a record number of black deans and faculty. 28 law schools have black deans. A quarter of law schools have over 10% black faculty. See full lists inside the Black Student’s Guide to Law School & Firms.
We also rank the Best Regional Law Schools. Of note: Iowa and North Dakota law schools awarded black students over 5% of their JD degrees. That’s more than the University of Arkansas Fayetteville and LSU, which are located in states with high percentages of black residents.
Law students in Utah and Nebraska share what it is like to be the “only one” and why it is worth it.
Read “A Lateral Partner Story: BakerHostetler’s Eulonda Skyles,” Ben Wilson of Beveridge & Diamond PC and Kenneth P. Williams of Segal McCambridge on why “Diversity Is Good for Business,” and how Salt Lake City, Utah’s “Christensen & Jensen, P.C. Goes the Distance for Diversity.