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
Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

0.33 Hispanic, 7%
Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

0.33 African-American, 7%
University of Mississippi

University, MS

0.33 African-American, 14%
Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

0.33 Hispanic, 12%
Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

0.33 African-American, 11%
University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

0.33 Native American, 9%
Widener University

Wilmington, DE

0.33 African-American, 8%
University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

0.32 Multiracial, 5%
University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

0.32 Hispanic, 6%
Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

0.32 Hispanic, 7%
Cleveland State University (Cleveland-​Marshall)

Cleveland, OH

0.32 African-American, 9%
Willamette University (Collins)

Salem, OR

0.31 Hispanic, 7%
Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

0.31 African-American, 9%
University of Richmond (Williams)

Richmond, VA

0.30 African-American, 5%
SUNY Buffalo Law School

Buffalo, NY

0.30 Asian-American, 6%
Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

0.30 African-American, 8%
University of Memphis (Humphreys)

Memphis, TN

0.30 African-American, 13%
Hamline University

St. Paul, MN

0.30 Asian-American, 5%
Vermont Law School

South Royalton, VT

0.30 Hispanic, 7%
University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

0.30 African-American, 8%
University of Arkansas—​Little Rock (Bowen)

Little Rock, AR

0.29 African-American, 9%
Brigham Young University (Clark)

Provo, UT

0.29 Hispanic, 6%
Georgetown University

Washington, DC

0.29 African-American, 7%
Washburn University

Topeka, KS

0.29 Hispanic, 5%
University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

0.29 African-American, 8%

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