The New Affirmative Action
A Mismatch Effect? Affirmative Action Policies Need Closer Study
California, the state agency that administers the bar exam and oversees the conduct of lawyers. Starting in the 1980s, the California bar has maintained careful records on the backgrounds of bar exam-takers and their performance on its tests. With this data, it is possible to compare how students with similar college grades and LSAT scores do on the bar when they’ve attended different law schools and experienced different types of legal education. It is also possible to more deeply compare the bar performance of minority students before and after Proposition 209 and use other careful techniques to test whether the mismatch effect exists.”
Affirmative Action Backfires
Lawyers Debate Why Blacks Lag at Major Firms
For Blacks in Law School, Can Less Be More?