Dean Paul Caron Joins Leaders in Legal Education for Black Lawyers Matter Conference 2020
On Friday, October 30, Dean Paul Caron joined lawmakers, leaders in legal education, and legal professionals for the Black Lawyers Matter Conference 2020. The day-long virtual symposium was hosted by the University of Houston Law Center and the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. The conference united colleagues across disciplines with the common goal of building strategies to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession.
Dean Caron participated on the panel The LSAT, Socioeconomics and U.S. News Law School Rankings with Robert Ahdieh (Dean, Texas A&M Law School), Leonard Baynes (Dean, University of Houston Law School), Robert Morse (Chief Data Strategist, U.S. News & World Report), Victor Quintanilla (Professor, Indiana University Law School), and Kellye Testy (President & CEO, Law School Admission Council).
The panel discussed ways to broaden the pipeline to law school in order to help facilitate a legal profession that mirrors the diversity of the country. They also discussed the need for U.S. News & World Report to include diversity metrics in its law school rankings as well as the need to rethink the bar exam as a measure of lawyer competency.
The conference was sponsored by the Law School Admission Council.