Black Student Enrollments in Law School Inch Higher

In the 2006-07 academic year there were 9,529 black students attending the 194 U.S. law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. Total black law school enrollments increased by 3.6 percent from the previous year. Blacks now make up 6.4 percent of all law school enrollments. This is up from 6.2 percent a year ago.

But black enrollments in the nation’s law schools are still well below the level that prevailed at the beginning of the decade. In the year 2000, blacks were 7.1 percent of all law school enrollments.