By Juliana Siconolfi • March 14, 2016•Law School
Ms. JD and New York University (NYU) Law Review invite flagship law review/journal faculty advisors, working in conjunction with flagship law review/journal editors, to participate in the 2015 Ms. JD Law Review Diversity Survey. This year, we ask that the survey be completed by Friday, March 18, 2016. We anticipate that this survey should take no more than 30 minutes to complete. Please click here to participate in it. Survey data will be analyzed by external statisticians who have signed a confidentiality agreement, and NYU Law Review will discuss survey results in a corresponding report via the New York University Law Review Online. Please note that survey responses are confidential and will not be associated with your law review or journal by name in the report. Rather, the publication will discuss trends found within certain groupings of law schools (e.g., top 20% of law schools, as per the current U.S. News & World Report rankings) and/or in the aggregate.
Through this survey, we seek to explore diversity on the flagship law reviews or law journals of each American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law school. Your completion of this survey is important to understanding a crucial component of experiences had by diverse groups in law schools across the country. Participation on law review has been shown to have a direct correlation to future leadership and professional opportunities in the legal field. As a result of the survey, Ms. JD will gain insight into ways in which it may further efforts to promote diversity on law reviews/journals. In addition, survey results may be covered by prestigious publications and other sources within the legal profession. Previous survey results have been reported and recognized throughout the legal community. Examples include coverage by The National Law Journal, ABA Past President Laurel Bellows, the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, the National Jurist, JD Journal, TaxProf Blog, and Thomson Reuters, among others. You may find a sample report here.
We hope you will take the time to complete this survey. Again, survey responses are confidential and will not be associated with the name of your law school or your law review/journal in the corresponding report.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. JD at LRDS@ms-jd.org.