Correlations to Changes in Whiteness


  • Historically White Law Schools.  Historically White law schools (-10 points) had a greater decrease in whiteness than Non-HWLS (-1 point). The difference was statistically significant (p=.0000).

  • Public vs. PrivatePrivate law schools (-12 points) had a greater decrease in Whiteness than Public Schools (-8 points). The difference was statistically significant (p=.000).

  • Tiers. Law school rankings can be divided into four tiers, in theory representing the quality and status of law school.  Fourth Tier law schools (-13 Points) had a greater decrease in Whiteness and First-tier law schools had the smallest decrease in whiteness  (-8 points) (p=.022).

  • States. The law schools are located in 49 of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. (Alaska, Guam, and the Virgin Island have no law school.) Most states have more than one law school. Three States (Idaho, Mississippi, and Florida) had the greatest mean decrease in whiteness (-18 points). While South Dakota law school had a 3 point increase in whiteness. (p=.009)

  • RegionsThe ABA-LSAC divides the country into 10 regions. The country's region made a difference in law schools' Whiteness with the Southwest (-15 points) having the greatest decrease in whiteness and the midwest (-6 points) having the lowest decrease in whiteness.  The difference was statistically significant (p=.006).