The controversy surrounding Columbia Law School's documentation of a "disturbing" decline in minority student enrollment at law schools around the country has deans and professors discussing a perceived cultural bias in the LSAT examination, combined with the test's exaggerated importance in the annual U.S. News & World Report school rankings. One professor calls the dependence on higher LSAT scores "demonstrates crass hypocrisy," and others note that money is likely to be at the root of the problem.
Law School Deans, Professors Ponder Reasons for Decline in Minority Enrollment
New York Law Journal
November 20, 2008