The Top-Ranked Law Schools With the Highest Percentages of Black Students

Of the 30 highest-ranked law schools in academic standing, the highest percentage of black students occurs at Duke University. Blacks are 10.6 percent of the student body at Duke. The only other high-ranking law schools at which blacks make up at least 10 percent of the student body are the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard University. The law schools at Emory, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, and the University of Southern California each have a student body that is at least 9 percent black.

In contrast, among the 30 highest-ranked law schools, the University of Washington has the lowest percentage of black students at 1.6 percent. The University of Washington law school is prohibited by state law from using race as a factor in its admissions process. The only other high-ranking law schools where blacks make up less than 4 percent of the student bodies are the University of Minnesota and Boston University.