Clarification on Law School admissions

To the Editor:

I would like to clarify some of the statements regarding Yale Law School’s admissions process in yesterday’s article, “Schuck suggests contradictions in Law School’s JAG stance in book.”

Yale Law School does not discriminate against applicants of any race. Furthermore, our admissions process does not include an affirmative action policy or a mandated definition of merit; each faculty member is free to apply her own criteria when reading admissions files. The result is that each year the Law School admits a diverse group of talented, fascinating applicants from across the country and around the world.



Megan Barnett

Feb. 24, 2005

The writer is dean of admissions and financial aid at the Law School.

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