Posted on February 1, 2005

Law Students Receive Affirmative Action Benefit

Josh Parks, Daily Mississipian (University of Mississippi), Jan. 27

Since the University of Michigan affirmative action ruling, many schools re-examined their admissions policies, particularly the nation’s law schools.

The Ole Miss law school does not operate on a point or quota system, racial diversity is a top priority, according to law school administrators. Currently, a 73 percent tuition scholarship exists for black resident students admitted to the school. It is the only racial scholarship offered by the law school.

As a result of this scholarship, a resident black student paid about $2,044.04 last year, instead of the normal tuition rate of $7,570.50 a year other residents paid in tuition.