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Pepperdine University School of Law

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Law School Rankings for Black Students

Black Law StudentOn Being A Black Lawyer today released The Black Student's Guide To Law Schools (2013 ed.), which  includes rankings of the best law schools for black students in several categories:

The 25 Best National Law Schools for Black Students, based on this methodology:

  • 25%:  Cost
  • 25%:  Placement
  • 10%:  Distinguished Black Alumni
  • 10%:  Selectivity (75% Percentile GPA and LSAT)
  • 10%:  Black Student Population
  • 10%:  Local Legal Job Access
  •   5%:  Local Cost of Living
  •   5%:  Local Black Population

The Top 10 are:

1. Harvard
2. Howard
3. Georgetown
4. Columbia
4. Virginia
6. Chicago
7. Alabama
7. Pennsylvania
9. Northwestern
10. Stanford

The 5 Best Regional Law Schools (in 6 Regions) for Black Students, based on the above methodology, plus:

  • Black law student population % > 33% of state's black population %
  • Tuition < $20,000 (3 regions) or $27,000 (3 regions)

The 10 Best Bargain Law Schools for Black Students, based on heavier weighting of tuition and percentage of black law students

The 10 LL.M. Programs We Recommend for Black Foreign Attorneys, based on heavier weighting of diversity of faculty, students, and city

Update: Above the Law, The Best Law School For Black People Is… Not Yale

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