Decline in Black Law School Students in Missouri

A study by the Mound City Bar Association reports declines in black enrollments at most law schools in the state of Missouri. Since 2002 black enrollments have declined at the law schools at the University of Missouri at Columbia, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Saint Louis University. There were 75 black students at these three law schools in 2005, down 13 percent from three years earlier.

The law school at Washington University in St. Louis was the only law school to post an increase in the period. Blacks were 5.8 percent of the student body in 2002 and 6.2 percent of all law students in 2005.