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Best Law Schools Directory

Sept. 9, 2011

HispanTelligence--HispanicBusiness

Each year, HispanicBusiness magazine measures the effectiveness of the nation's universities in attracting Hispanic students. HispanTelligence, the research arm of Hispanic Business Inc., assesses the nation's top universities for Hispanics in the fields of business, engineering, law and medicine.

The 40 universities -- 10 in each degree area -- were ranked in terms of Hispanic diversity on the following criteria:

-- Hispanic student enrollment.

-- Hispanic faculty members.

-- Degrees conferred to Hispanics.

-- Progressive programs aimed at increasing enrollment of Hispanic students.

Here are the 10 top universities for postgraduate law studies.


No. 1
University of Texas at Austin, School of Law
727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705
(512) 232-1200; Fax: (512) 471-2765
University website
Total graduate enrollment1,155
Hispanic graduate enrollment184
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment16%
Total J.D. degrees earned390
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics60
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics15%
Full-time Law School faculty92
Full-time Law School Hispanic faculty6
Percent of Law School Hispanic faculty7%

No. 2
American University, Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Ste. 507, Washington, DC 20016
(202) 274-4101; Fax: (202) 274 4107
University website
Total graduate enrollment1,243
Hispanic graduate enrollment209
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment17%
Total J.D. degrees earned475
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics53
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics11%
Full-time Law School faculty76
Full-time Law School Hispanic faculty10

No. 3
Florida State University, College of Law
425 W. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32306-1601
(850) 644-3787; Fax: (850) 644-7284
University website
Total graduate enrollment 779
Hispanic graduate enrollment71
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment9%
Total J.D. degrees earned245
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics12
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics5%
Full-time Law School faculty43
Full-time Law School Hispanic faculty5
Percent of Law School Hispanic faculty12%

No. 4
Florida International University, College of Law
RDB 1055, Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-8006; Fax: (305) 348-2965
University website
Total graduate enrollment588
Hispanic graduate enrollment233
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment42%
Total J.D. degrees earned145
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics68
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics47%
Full-time Law School faculty32
Full-time Law School Hispanic faculty12
Percent of Law School Hispanic faculty38%

No. 5
University of New Mexico, School of Law
MSC11 6070, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-0958; Fax: (505) 277-9958
University website
Total graduate enrollment351
Hispanic graduate enrollment100
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment28%
Total J.D. degrees earned112
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics33
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics29%
Full-time Law School faculty34
Full-time Law School Hispanic faculty8
Percent of Law School Hispanic faculty24%

No. 6
University of Miami, School of Law
P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124-8087
(305) 284-2795; Fax: (305) 284-3084
University website
Total graduate enrollment1,447
Hispanic graduate enrollment233
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment16%
Total J.D. degrees earned553
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics70
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics13%
Full-time Law School faculty98
Full-time Law School Hispanic faculty15
Percent of Law School Hispanic faculty15%

No. 7
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
P.O. Box 117622, Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 273-0890, Fax: (352) 392-4087
University website
Total graduate enrollment 1,104
Hispanic graduate enrollment112
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment10%
Total J.D. degrees earned382
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics38
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics10%
Full-time Law School faculty53
Full-time Law School Hispanic faculty4
Percent of Law School Hispanic faculty8%

No. 8
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-2080; Fax: (310) 206-7227
University website
Total graduate enrollment999
Hispanic graduate enrollment90
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment 9%
Total J.D. degrees earned346
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics28
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics8%
Full-time Law School faculty110
Full-time Law School Hispanic faculty5
Percent of Law School Hispanic faculty5%

No. 9
University of San Francisco, School of Law
2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6586; Fax: (415) 422-5442
University website
Total graduate enrollment566
Hispanic graduate enrollment75
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment13%
Total J.D. degrees earned153
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics13
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics8%
Full-time Law School faculty40
Full-time Law School Hispanic faculty5
Percent of Law School Hispanic faculty13%

No. 10
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
699 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089-0071
(213) 740-2523; Fax: (213) 740-4570
University website
Total graduate enrollment651
Hispanic graduate enrollment67
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment10%
Total J.D. degrees earned220
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics21
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics10%
Full-time Law School faculty 41
Full-time Law School Hispanic faculty2
Percent of Law School Hispanic faculty4%

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