Factors Influencing African-American Students Enrollment in Texas Law Schools

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Mai 2008



While extensive research has been conducted examining the college choice process of undergraduate students, little empirical research has been conducted on the relative factors affecting the law school choice of prospective African-American students, not only in Texas, but also nationwide. By developing a college choice model for African-American students considering legal education, this study will assist researchers and law school administrators in understanding the importance of these factors in the decision-making process. For example, how influential are (1) minority faculty role models and mentors; (2) financial aid; (3) assurance of employment after graduation; (4) supportive on-campus and off-campus organizations; and (5) scholarships in the law school selection process of African-Americans? The study was designed to survey prospective African-American students enrolled in Texas law schools during the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 academic years. Of the nine law schools located in the state of Texas, four private law schools, three public law schools and one historically Black law school chose to participate.


Janis A. Hunter, Ed.D. In addition to her doctorate, Dr. Hunter received a B.B.A. and M.S.Ed. from Baylor University. She has studied and compared the educational systems of Thailand, China, and the Netherlands to that of the United States. Currently, she is employed at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
EAN: 9783836481939
ISBN: 3836481936
Untertitel: African-Americans and the Law School Selection Process in Texas. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 548 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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