Does The LSAT Contribute To Lack Of Law School Diversity?
National Law Journal reports on “Knots in the Pipeline for Prospective
Lawyers of Color: The LSAT Is Not the Problem and Affirmative Action Is
Not the Answer.” Its author, University of Virginia School of Law professor Alex Johnson, Jr., says minorities are underrepresented in law because they
tend to apply to law schools with cut-off thresholds above their LSAT scores and GPAs, rather than to law schools with lower admission standards, and because a disproportionate
percentage take the bar in states with tough passage rates. Cooley Law School associate dean John Nussbaumer told NLJ that he thinks the article is based on the Johnson's anecdotal
experiences on admissions committees rather than data, and doesn't tell the whole story.