xiii, 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9781138241411 (hardback) 1138241415 (hardback) 9781315280455 (e-book)
Routledge research in educational equality and diversity.
"Grounded in Critical Race Theory (CRT), [this book] refutes the claim that when African American law students are "mismatched" with more-selective law schools, the result is lower levels of achievement and success. Presenting personal narratives and counter-stories, Jackson demonstrates the inadequacy of the mismatch theory and deconstructs the ways race is constructed within American public law schools. Calling for a replacement to mismatch theory, Jackson offers an alternative theory that considers marginalized student perspectives and crystallizes the nuances and impact that historically exclusionary institutions and systems have on African American law school students. To further the debate on affirmative action, this book shows that experiences and voices of African American law school students are a crucial ingredient in the debate on race and how it functions in law schools"--Page i.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-133) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The law school "race" : an introduction Exploring the "appropriate place" for African American law students : understanding mismatch theory Mapping the racetrack : a conceptual framework Finding Olympians : research design and methods Analyzing the race : dialogues from African American male former law school students Looking at different racetracks : mismatched or maligned? Crossing the line : conclusions and recommendations.
KF287 .J33 2018
New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.