University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Diversity Highlighted in Forthcoming Study
A study from Jack Manhire, director of program development at Texas A&M University School of Law, analyzes and compares student diversity at the nation’s roughly 190 ABA-approved public and private law schools. Manhire’s preview for this study, The Most (and Least) Representative Law Schools for Gender, Race, and Ethnicity, examines how well schools represent the U.S. population and their home states in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity inclusive of 14 demographic categories.
In this study, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law ranks 19th in the nation among public law schools in diversity in representation of its home state. Manhire’s study gave Pitt Law a raw score of 96.59, indicating it more closely represents Pennsylvania’s population by a large margin compared to its peer schools.
Manhire told preLaw magazine, "The representation scores [in this paper] might help in your decision process if ethnicity is important to you and diversity of thought is important."