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Line graph showing the percentage growth in the number of lawyers by race between 2009 and 2020 in California at various simulated cut scores

Had the cut score been 1350, nearly 10% more African American lawyers, nearly 9% more Hispanic/Latinx lawyers, nearly 8% more Asian lawyers, and more than 3% more White lawyers would be practicing.

By stcerman

Sam Erman is a Professor of Law at USC's Gould School of Law.