7. University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
P.O. Box 117622
Gainesville, FL 32611-7622
Fax: (352) 392-4087
Total graduate enrollment - 1,156
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 115
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 10%
Total J.D. degrees earned - 462
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 43
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 9%
The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law is one of the nation's most comprehensive and well-respected law schools, and the recent expansion and renovation of its library and classroom facilities helps cement its top-tier ranking. Among the school's many offerings are a joint J.D./M.A.and an annual conference on legal and policy issues in the Americas. Students can take advantage of numerous social activities—including October Hispanic Awareness Month, SangriaFest, Pig Roast and Race Judicata—through the active Spanish American Law Students Association (SALSA), which provides support, resources, and opportunities to Hispanic UF law students.
8. Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1106
Fax: (213) 383-1688
Total graduate enrollment - 931
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 99
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 11%
Total J.D. degrees earned - 305
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 29
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 10%
Committed to diversity throughout its 95-year history, Southwestern has been in the forefront of encouraging the enrollment of women and minorities, and continues to promote diversity among the student body and faculty through a variety of avenues. A member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Southwestern maintains strong ties with the Hispanic community locally through outreach programs, externships, and student and faculty exchanges. The Latino Law Students Association (LLSA) is one of the most active groups on campus and has been honored by such organizations as the Mexican American Bar Foundation (MABF). Several scholarship funds have been designated for students of Hispanic heritage, as well as academic support programs and alumni mentor programs.
9. University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
405 Hilgard Ave., Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Fax: (310) 825-9450
Total graduate enrollment - 970
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 78
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 8%
Total J.D. degrees earned - 303
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 23
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 8%
Focusing on an array of both established and progressive fields, including tribal law, real estate law, sexual orientation law, business law, environmental law and policy, criminal law, and international law, UCLA School of Law provides an education that prepares students for a career in law. It's home to the Chicano-Latino Law Review and La Raza Law Student Association. Since 1972, the Review has established a reputation for publishing strong scholarly work on affirmative action and education, Spanish and Mexican land grants, environmental justice, language rights, and immigration reform. La Raza Law Student Association advocates for training that prepares students to meet the needs of the legally underserved. La Raza provides a mentorship program, serves as an organizing force around Raza political issues, and creates a social atmosphere that promotes Raza culture and experience.
10. University of Connecticut School of Law
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105
Fax: (860) 570-5153
Total graduate enrollment - 497
Hispanic graduate enrollment - 47
Percent Hispanic graduate enrollment - 9%
Total J.D. degrees earned - 216
J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 15
Percent of J.D. degrees earned by Hispanics - 7%
The University of Connecticut School of Law participates in a variety of pipeline and outreach programs to effectively recruit a diverse student body. The Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity (LCD), an organization dedicated to expanding diversity in the state's legal community, has partnered with the school to host a minority orientation dinner, as well as various programs and networking opportunities for Hispanic and other minority law students. Support from the Latino Law Students Association (LLSA) has generated an increase in the amount of Hispanic applicants and has helped double the number of Hispanics matriculated since 2000. Affiliations with the LCD, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association allow students to navigate law school, and play an active role in opportunities with the bench and bar.
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