Law School Diversity Index

Ranked in 2014, part of Best Law Schools | Law School Diversity Index Rankings Methodology

The diversity index is based on data collected by U.S. News. The methodology used to compute the index was published in a 1992 article by Philip Meyer and Shawn McIntosh in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research. For the purposes of this index, students classified as ethnicity unknown/unreported were counted as white.

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School name Diversity Index Largest minority and its proportion
University of the Pacific (McGeorge)

Sacramento, CA

0.51 Asian-American, 17%
University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

0.49 Hispanic, 16%
Hofstra University (Deane)

Hempstead, NY

0.48 African-American, 11%
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

0.48 Asian-American, 13%
Emory University

Atlanta, GA

0.48 Asian-American, 11%
New York University

New York, NY

0.47 Asian-American, 12%
Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

0.47 Hispanic, 14%
St. John's University

Jamaica, NY

0.46 Hispanic, 11%
Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

0.46 Hispanic, 10%
The John Marshall Law School

Chicago, IL

0.46 Hispanic, 10%
University of Florida (Levin)

Gainesville, FL

0.46 Hispanic, 11%
Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

0.46 African-American, 11%
Duke University

Durham, NC

0.46 Asian-American, 14%
Ave Maria School of Law

Naples, FL

0.46 Hispanic, 19%
Fordham University

New York, NY

0.45 Asian-American, 12%
University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

0.45 Asian-American, 10%
Pace University

White Plains, NY

0.44 Hispanic, 9%
Boston University

Boston, MA

0.44 Asian-American, 11%
University of Washington

Seattle, WA

0.44 Asian-American, 14%
Texas A&M University

Fort Worth, TX

0.44 Hispanic, 11%
Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

0.44 Multiracial, 8%
Temple University (Beasley)

Philadelphia, PA

0.44 Hispanic, 9%
Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn, NY

0.44 Asian-American, 12%
Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-​Kent)

Chicago, IL

0.44 Hispanic, 12%
University of Massachusetts—​Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

0.44 Hispanic, 10%

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