Among the Nation’s 30 Top-Rated Law Schools, Harvard Has the Highest Percentage of Black Students

Of the 30 highest-ranked law schools in academic standing, the largest percentage of black students occurs at Harvard University. Blacks are 11.1 percent of the student body at Harvard Law School. The only other high-ranking law school at which blacks make up at least 10 percent of the student body is Duke University. 

Blacks make up more than 9 percent of the student bodies at the law schools at Georgetown University and Emory University.

Blacks are less than 5 percent of the students at six high-ranking law schools. They are the University of Notre Dame, Washington and Lee University, the University of Iowa, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Washington. The latter three law schools are prohibited by state law from using race as a factor in their admissions decisions.