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More lawyers of color a law school priority



By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


According to a 2010 American Bar Association report, less than seven percent of partners and less than 20 percent of associates in law firms nationwide are people of color. Locally, only five percent of partners and 13 percent of associates are people of color. African Americans are only a fraction of these small percentages. “When people see the numbers, they are surprised,” says Lawrencina Mason Oramalu, an assistant dean and multicultural affairs director at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Continue Reading →

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