Make Sure Your Law Review or Journal Participates in This Year’s Law Review Diversity Survey

If you’ve started your summer job, you’re probably already hearing about diversity initiatives at your law firm, law office, or government placement. But how does diversity in law school, including on law reviews and journals, impact or connect to opportunities beyond law school and in the legal profession generally?

These are questions we’re examining in our third annual law review diversity survey, conducted by the New York Law School Law Review in collaboration with Ms. JD.

The current year’s survey is now open and many law review and journal editors have already responded. To help us gain the most insight into these issues, make sure your law review or journal submits its information!

Send this link to your editor-in-chief to complete the brief survey today.

Last year’s report here 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:

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