This article explores the lack of progress regarding diversity in the legal profession from 2000 through 2009. In those years, the presence of minorities increased by less than 2%. Women, ethnic minorities and LGBT individuals, are comprising less of each graduating law school class and while present in the lower-ranks of the legal profession, remain remarkably under-represented in the ranks of big firm partners, law school deans and as judges.
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Diversity efforts realize modest results, institute finds