Volume 3

A Statistical Analysis of Asian Americans and the Affirmative Action Hiring of Law School Faculty

by Alfred C. Yen

Law schools have long implemented affirmative action faculty hiring practices to remedy past discrimination, increase diversity, and provide role models for students of color. However, there is a growing sense among the relatively few Asian American law faculty that Asian Americans are not included in affirmative action hiring efforts. The author compares the hiring rates of Asian American, African American, Latino, and white law faculty candidates to test the hypothesis that Asian Americans are not included in affirmative action hiring programs. The author concludes that the pattern of law faculty hiring is consistent with affirmative action policies which exclude Asian Americans.


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June 2011

Volume 18

Volume 18 was produced during the 2010-2011 school year.

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