UH law school earns top marks for diversity 

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law has again received high marks for diversity.

In preLaw magazine’s winter 2024 issue, released on January 10, Richardson was ranked as No. 9 in the nation for best schools for Asian students and No. 26 for Hispanic students.

“Our school prides itself in nurturing, supporting and teaching the next generation of leaders,” said UH Law School Dean Camille Nelson. “Our high rankings in diversity are an example of the opportunities that our Richardson students have to learn in an inclusive environment where they are empowered to excel and give back to their community.”

preLaw magazine highlighted law schools based on how well they support and provide a strong environment for students. In its analysis, the magazine considered factors, including each school’s percentage of minority students and professors, as well as the diversity services offered.

Richardson has consistently ranked among the top law schools for diversity and other programs. Past rankings include:

  • No. 2 for most diverse faculty, Princeton Review 2023
  • No. 4 for most chosen by older students, Princeton Review 2023
  • A rating as one of the top law schools for environmental law, preLaw magazine 2023
  • No. 8 for best schools for state and local clerkships, Princeton Review 2023
  • No. 24 for part-time law programs, U.S. News and World Report 2023

preLaw magazine’s winter 2024 issue also highlighted Richardson’s 50th anniversary and the school’s online program, which launched fall 2023.