A recent survey of law review membership by the New York Law School Law Review found that gender and racial diversity on law school faculties may result in more opportunities for female students.
The study found that law reviews at schools with a high percentage of female or minority full-time faculty reported significantly higher female membership and leadership on average than law reviews at schools ranked in the Top 50 by U.S. News & World Report.
Since law review membership is a strong indicator of academic success and an important credential for legal employment, the implications of this study are substantial. Therefore, NYLS is increasing the number of law reviews surveyed in its 2011-2012 law review diversity survey to include the general interest law review at each ABA-accredited law school.
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