At none of the 15 highest-ranked law schools do Black enrollments reach 9 percent. Harvard Law School ranks first with Black enrollments of 8.7 percent.
In 2014, African Americans were 8.1 percent of all applicants to U.S. medical schools. Blacks were 6.9 percent of the students who matriculated at U.S. medical schools in 2014.
Professor Brown is the associate dean of academic affairs at the law school. He joined the faculty at the law school in 2002 and currently holds the A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism.
The effort is part of the university’s Supplier Diversity Initiative aimed at having university departments achieve a greater percentage of their procurements from minority-owned and women-owned firms.
The Meet-Educate-Experience-Transition (MEET) Kelley program will bring two groups of rising high school seniors – one male and one female – from across the United States to campus this summer for a week of instruction, campus activities, and a case competition.
For the past seven years, Professor Blake D. Morant has been dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Also, he is the president-elect of the Association of American Law Schools.
Festus Ohan was removed from the care of his mother at the age of 5. When he was 13, his father abandoned him and one of his two sisters. He was placed in foster care. Only 2 percent of children placed in foster homes earn degrees from four-year colleges but Ohan beat the odds.
Leonard M. Baynes, a professor at the School of Law of St. John’s University in Queens, New York, has been selected as the next dean of the University of Houston Law Center. He will begin his new job on August 15.
In February 2014, Wendell Pritchett announced that he was joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Now the law school says he will serve as dean for the 2014-15 academic year.
Wendell Pritchett, chancellor of the Camden campus of Rutgers University, is stepping down in June and will take a position as Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
The Black Student’s Guide To Law Schools lists Harvard Law School as the top law school for Blacks. Stanford University and the University of Chicago rank second and third. In fourth place is the law school at historically Black Howard University.
Currently, Dr. Broome is associate dean and chair of the department of community-mental health at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing. She will take on her new role in March 2014.
Professor Bridgeman is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Chicago Law School. She has served as associate dean of the University of Wyoming law school since 2010 and has been on the faculty since 2002.
Kingsley Nwala was named dean of the Walter R. Davis School of Business and Economics at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. He had served as interim dean and was chair of two different departments at the business school.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Wayne State University Law School are teaming up to establish the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Clinic in Detroit.
Of the 137,798 medical school faculty members in the United States in 2011, only 3,952, or 2.9 percent, were Black. Blacks were only 1.4 percent of the full professors at U.S. medical schools.
Howard University, Meharry Medical College and Morehouse School of Medicine produce the most Black medical school graduates. Wayne State University in Detroit led all other predominantly White medical schools with 32 Black graduates in 2011.
She is currently the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting and director of the School of Accountancy at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. She will be the first woman and first African American dean of the University of Louisville business school.
Nationwide, women make up 47.2 percent of all medical school students in the United States. But for African Americans, the gender gap is significantly in favor of women.
Of the six law schools at historically Black universities, Howard University ranked the highest. Howard was rated as the 126th best law school among the 194 accredited schools.
The Minority Housestaff Organization will help recruit and retain minority students and focus on mentorship, community outreach, and networking/social events.
While the number of African American enrollments in U.S. medical schools increased by nearly 8 percent over the past decade, the Black percentage of all medical school enrollments has decreased.
Professor Mathewson holds the Henry Weihofen Chair in Law at the University of New Mexico. He is also the director of the university’s Africana studies program. He has served on the faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Law since 1983.
Since the inception of the PhD Project in 1994, the number of minority professors in business disciplines has increased from 294 to 1,172. There are currently 362 minority students in business doctoral programs in the United States.
According to data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Black have made tremendous progress over the past decade in increasing their percentage of students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in nursing.
Dr. Townes currently serves as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale Divinity School. She also is the associate dean of academic affairs. She will assume her new post in July.
Jed JohnHope, a native of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands and an MBA student at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, noticed that fewer people are carrying cash and spare change that they can donate to the homeless.
Emory University School of Medicine is expanding its study abroad program in Ethiopia to include residents in surgery, pediatrics, dermatology, anesthesiology, pathology, gynecology and obstetrics, family and preventive medicine, and rehabilitation medicine.
The new HU-UPenn Biodental Program will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology at Hampton University and a doctorate in dental surgery from Penn.
But a racial gap remains. African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population but are only 7.3 percent of all first-time enrollees at U.S. medical schools.
Harvard Law School is rated as the best for Black students. The law school at historically Black Howard University ranks second and the Georgetown University Law Center is third.
He is an associate professor in the department of management, information systems, and quantitative methods. He has also served as associate dean of the business school since 2008.
The authors of the study concluded that “exposure to a diversity of viewpoints prepares the students to be better lawyers, making them more ‘culturally competent.'”