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Princeton Review ranks McGeorge No. 8 in providing resources to minority students

Nov 7, 2019

University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law continues to rank among the top 10 law schools in the nation for providing resources to minority students.

The Princeton Review listed McGeorge as the No. 8 law school in its Greatest Resources for Minority Students category among 167 law schools in the nation featured in Princeton Review Best Law Schools 2020.

“Being included on Princeton Review’s Best Law Schools 2020 is a great honor and a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff in providing legal education for the whole student,” said Michael Colatrella Jr., the law school’s interim dean. “Coming in at No. 8 for providing resources for underrepresented students speaks to our deeply held belief in equity and inclusion and delivering a student-centered legal education. We are very proud of this distinction.”

The Greatest Resources for Minority Students category was one of 14 in Princeton Review Best Law Schools 2020 and was based on surveys of 19,000 students at the 167 law schools, as well as administrators. The ranking was also based on the percentage of the student body from underrepresented minority groups; for McGeorge, that’s 47%.

McGeorge’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity has been recognized by others. The National Jurists’ preLaw Magazine included McGeorge among its Most Diverse Law Schools again in 2019, McGeorge’s Assistant Dean for Admission and Financial Aid Tracy Simmons received the CLEO EDGE Award in Diversity, and a McGeorge student’s commitment to social justice and equity recently earned her the National Bar Institute Fellow and Scholarship Award.

McGeorge also celebrated underrepresented students with a Unity Celebration. It offers a number of resources to support and celebrate students from diverse backgrounds, including the Center for Inclusion and Diversity, information on financial aid for deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students, scholarship opportunities for minority students, and events sponsored by the Asian Bar Association of Sacramento, South Asian Bar Association, Minority Corporate Counsel Association and other groups.

“Every one of the 167 law schools we chose for our 2020 ‘Best Law Schools’ project offers an outstanding academic program,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief.