This Essay explores how Latinos have faired in the law school admissions process -- a hurdle that the group has yet to overcome -- and evaluates current efforts to bolster Latino enrollment. It examines the underlying conditions that contribute to low Latino enrollment in law schools by revealing the primary obstacles to Latino admission: the limited pool of eligible Latino college graduates and current law school admissions policies that emphasize Law School Admission Test scores and grade point averages. This Essay review a sampling of responses to low Latino law school enrollment and concludes that the most effective strategies for increasing Latino law school enrollments are those that specifically aim to expand the pool of Latino applicants. Finally, this Essay describes a new effort initiated by the Author to address the problem of low Latino representation in law school.
William Malpica and Mauricio A. España,
Expanding Latino Participation in the Legal Profession: Strategies for Increasing Latino Law School Enrollments,
30 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1393
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