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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

"How Do Women and Minorities Fare in the Market for New Law Teachers?"

On his blog, Agoraphilia (1/20/2007), Thomas
Bell (Chapman) analyzes recent AALS data
(from Statistical Report on Law School Faculty and
Candidates for Law Faculty Positions 2005-06)
on law school hires of women and minorities.
Bell's review of the data leads him to conclude
that "[the] data suggests that, at least in terms
of hiring, women and minorities enjoy significant
advantages." The comments following the post
address Bell's methodology and assumptions;
Bell's replies follow the comments.