Law School Ranked #9 in U.S. for Diversity

Law School Ranked #9 in U.S. for Diversity

Barry University School of Law has been named one of the nation’s Most Diverse Law Schools by preLaw Magazine.

Barry Law was ranked as the 9th-most-diverse law school in the United States by the magazine, earning a grade of A+. The nation’s law schools were ranked according to diversity reflected in both faculty and student body. A letter grade was assigned based on how well each school matches with the U.S. average for various minority populations. Barry Law was one of only 11 schools that improved by a full letter grade compared with the previous prelaw Magazine study in 2012. Barry Law received a grade of B+ in 2012.

According to the magazine, the study “was not designed to identify the best schools for blacks, Hispanics or any other single race. Neither was it designed to rank the schools with the most minorities. Instead, it seeks to identify the schools that do the best job of enrolling students of all races, thereby increasing the likelihood of different voices in the classroom.”

Leticia M. Diaz, Dean of Barry Law, said the school’s A+ rating and No. 9 ranking are evidence of the success of the University’s overall mission-based approach to education.

“It’s very difficult to put a label on Barry University School of Law and say 'Barry is a Type X or Type Y school’ – and that’s by design,” Diaz said. “We have long celebrated a diversity of ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints. Earning prelaw Magazine’s highest grade is a testament to that effort. Our graduates go on to work in a wide variety of practice areas, and I believe strongly that their success is enhanced by the values they learn and practice at Barry Law.”

The Most Diverse Law Schools ranking appears in prelaw Magazine’s Winter 2015 issue, which can be viewed here.