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Volume17
Year2008
TitleThe Private and Public Employment of African-American Lawyers, 1960-2000
Author(s)James Lindgren
First Page281
AbstractTo understand the future, it is often important to look at the recent past. One question that faces law schools is how affirmative action is working and how it might be improved. It is important, not just to have reasonably diverse student bodies, but to train minority lawyers who will be employable-and employed-for their professional careers. This short essay (published more in the style of a research note) explores the employment of African-American attorneys ages 31-65, as reported in U.S. Census data from 1960 through 2000.