UC Davis Law Ranks No. 1 for Students, No. 3 for Faculty in Representation of Women in Law Schools

UC Davis School of Law placed No. 1 for students and No. 3 for faculty in a historical ranking of women’s representation in the nation’s law schools.

The ranking appears in “Women in U.S. Law Schools, 1948-2021,” a new working paper by Washington University in St. Louis law Professors Elizabeth D. Katz and Kyle Rozema and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Professor Sarath Sanga.

The authors used data from the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools’ Directory of Law Teachers, and Mississippi College School of Law Dean Emeritus Jim Rosenblatt’s Deans Database. The paper also cites previous articles about women in law schools.

The ABA Journal reported on the new paper, noting that “through the data, the authors found that some law schools developed cultures of recruiting and retaining  women as students, faculty and deans.”

UC Davis Law recently placed No. 2 in “greatest resources for women” in The Princeton Review’s “Best Law Schools, 2022” rankings. UC Davis Law’s groundbreaking majority-minority faculty placed No. 5 on the Review’s “most diverse faculty” list.

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