Third Annual Law Review Diversity Survey Now Open
Ask your editor-in-chief to complete the survey today.
For the past two years, the New York Law School Law Review and Ms. JD have reported results from an annual, nationwide survey that follows patterns of gender and minority diversity among law review membership and leadership at ABA-accredited law schools. View the full report here. Our last survey showed, among other things, that:
- Faculty diversity has a positive relationship to diversity of law review membership: the higher the percentage of full-time female faculty at a law school, the higher the percentage of female membership on its law review.
- The low percentage of women editors-in-chief may foreshadow low percentages of women in leadership in the legal profession, as this chart illustrates:
The participation of as many law reviews and journals as possible is important to help us continue to provide law schools and the wider legal education community with the information necessary to ensure that all law students get the most out of the educational opportunities law school offers. All responses are confidential and will not be associated with any law review or journal in our report. (We are able to survey only the flagship law review or journal at each law school at this time.)
The results have been widely reported throughout the legal community by the National Law Journal, the ABA Journal, ABA President Laurel Bellows, the National Jurist, TaxProf Blog, and Above the Law, among others. And we look forward to reporting on the 2012-2013 survey in Fall 2013. More information and our previous reports are available at www.nylslawreview.com/diversity.
Contact Features Editors Carolyn Galgano ’14 and Cali Roth ’14 with questions.