Diversity Matters: Race, Gender and Ethnicity in Legal Education

5 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 12 (2003)

46 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2015

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Nancy E. Dowd

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Kenneth B. Nunn

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

This Article presents more evidence of the inequality that persists in legal education for students. Based on a survey of University of Florida law students conducted in 2001, this study reaffirms the existence of differential experience and an inegalitarian culture in legal education. However, it also demonstrates the importance of diversity and the recognition by a significant majority of students of the value of race and gender pluralism. These competing findings provide a clear guide to the future direction of legal education.

Keywords: Legal education, diversity in education, Grutter v. Bollinger

Suggested Citation

Dowd, Nancy Elizabeth and Nunn, Kenneth B., Diversity Matters: Race, Gender and Ethnicity in Legal Education (2003). 5 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 12 (2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2666031

Nancy Elizabeth Dowd (Contact Author)

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

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Kenneth B. Nunn

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States
352-392-2211 (Phone)

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