Latina and Latino student enrollment in U.S. law schools the last few decades has increased. This increase, however, has not resulted in a comparable increase in Latino and Latina law professors. To foster diversity in law school faculties and to increase Latina representation, the “Dirty Dozen List” was published. The List was comprised of the top twelve U.S. law schools located in high Latina populated areas but lacking a single Latina professor on the faculty. The List served to increase awareness of the lack of diversity at some of the nation’s top legal institutions, as well as “shame” these schools into remedying the dearth within their faculties. The Dirty Dozen List was last published in 2000 and unfortunately, in the years since, many of the more homogenous (in terms of faculty) law schools remain devoid of any Latina professors. This is despite the increasing numbers of qualified Latina students enrolling in and graduating from law school. This Article focuses on advocating for increased Latina diversity in the legal professoriate and to remind the professoriate of professional commitments to diversify, which have become an industry norm of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and the American Bar Association (ABA).
Ediberto Román and Christopher B. Carbot,
Freeriders and Diversity in the Legal Academy: A New Dirty Dozen List
, 83 Ind. L.J. 1235
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