UMass Law named one of the 10 Best Bargain Law School for Latina/o Students

Lawyers of Color gives another high ranking to Massachusetts' only public law school

UMass School of Law has been named a Best Bargain Law School for Latina/o Students in the Lawyers of Color inaugural edition of the Latina/o Student's Guide to Law Schools 2015. Percentage of Latina/o students, tuition costs, the region's legal market and demographics, including the number of courts and size of the areas legal population, were among the factors considered by Lawyers of Color in compiling the list of law schools. 

"Creating a diverse legal community is essential to the continued success of our justice system and is at the core of UMass Law's mission as the Commonwealth's only public law school," said UMass Law Dean Mary Lu Bilek. "We will achieve this through our unwavering commitment to create access to law school to underrepresented communities and welcoming a diverse student body." 

In March of this year Professor Jeremiah Ho was named to Lawyers of Color's 50 Under 50 list, a comprehensive catalog of minority law professors making an impact in legal education. At UMass Law, Professor Ho teaches Contracts, Products Liability, and Remedies. In October 2013, UMass Law was named a Top 5 Eastern Regional Law School for Black Students in the second edition of the Lawyers of Color Black Student's Guide to Law Schools 2014. Admission standards, cost, black student population, and regional legal job market were among the main factors considered by Lawyers of Color's editorial board, advisers, law fellows, and consultants who contributed to the decision making process. 

Lawyers of Color was initially founded as "On Being A Black Lawyer" but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. Lawyers of Color has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. Following the success of Black Student's Guide to Law Schools, the nationally recognized Lawyers of Color is excited to release an issue designed exclusively for students of Latin, Mexican, and Spanish heritage. 

UMass Law, the only public law school in Massachusetts, was established in 2010 to provide a high quality, affordable legal education focused on creating justice-centered lawyers. UMass Law is especially committed to increasing the diversity of those who practice law in the Commonwealth and encouraging students to become professionally engaged in their community through clinics and internships while they study.