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  • Most Law-School Hires Graduated from Harvard, Yale or Stanford

    When it comes to their students, law schools are among the fiercest champions of affirmative action and diversity. But what about when it comes to faculty hiring?

    According to a new study, law school faculties aren’t nearly as diverse as their student bodies.

    “Despite the ink spilled on race and gender in legal academic hiring, we find, with limited exceptions, these factors have little effect,” write Vanderbilt University Law School professor Tracey E. George and co-author Toronto law professor Albert H. Yoon in a forthcoming article in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.

    The authors found that when controlling for credentials, women and non-whites are no more likely than “similarly situated men and whites” to get a tenure-track job offer from an accredited law school.

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