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Efforts of the Student Bar Assoc.'s Minority
Recruiting Committee are beginning to pay off,
according to one assistant professor at UNL's
The college already has received 14
applications from minority group members for
admission in the fall, assistant law professor
Alan Frank said.
Last fall, 200 informat'on packets were sent
to minority students and minority advisors at
colleges and universities in a 6-state area.
The information packets included
information about law opportunities for
minorities, financial aid and the UNL Law
In the last six years, more than 750 students
were graduated from UNL'j Law College. Of
these, only six were minority group members,
and blacks were the only minority group
For the 1973-74 term, the Law College
received 17 applications; 11 were accepted.
There are now five minority law students
attending UNL. AH are freshmen, and three are
"Few, if any, of the lawyers in Nebraska are
from minority groups," Brian Waid said. Waid is
the Minority Recruitment Committee chairman
tor the Student Bar Assoc.
The 1970 census figures indicate that among
more than 2,500 professionals in Nebraska
identified as lawyers, fewer than one per cent
are minorities. Minorities include blacks,
American Indians, Chicane and Orientals.
Minorities comprise 3.4 per cent of the state's
total population, and make up 3 per cent of the
legal profession nationally.
"So long as this condition remains, laws are
not going to be particularly beneficial to
minorities and their problems," Waid said.
There are two outlined committee goals
according to Law College Professor David
Ludtke. First, the committee tries to interest
graduating minority students, as well as
minority undergraduates and high school
students, in considering attending a law school.
Secondly, the committee tries to get minority
students to apply at the UNL Law College.
Efforts to achieve these goals include
communicating with minority groups, both
in-state-and' in other Midwestern states, and
exploring sources of scholarship money, Waid
While the UNL law school has a tentative
entrance limit on incoming
freshmen approximately 160 there is "no
quota system," Ludtke said. If a situation arose
where a choice had to be made between a
qualified minority group applicant and a
qualified nonminority group applicant, both
would be admitted, Ludtke said.
Committee member Bernard Glaser pointed
out that there has never been an American
Indian in the UNL law school and that an
American Indian has never been graduated from
The committee is planning to work with the
United Indians of Nebraska to help interested
Indian students meet with law faculty
members, lawyers and judges. A summer and
part-time job program whereby Indians could
work in law firms is being considered by the
committee, Glaser said.
According to Giaser, Chicanos are one of the
most overlooked minorities.
"About 40,000 Chicanos live in the Platte
Basin, but the census bureau doesn't mention
them. Since there are classifications for black
and whites only, most people are unaware of
the Chicanos in this area," Glaser said. s.
Women are not considered a minority group
in UNL Law College, Frank said.
Approximately 36 per cent of the law school
enrollment is made up of women, he said.
Financing for recruiting projects has been
through small grants from the ASUN Senate
and a matching grant from the student division
of the American Bar Assoc. (ABA).
Last year ASUN Senate granted $500 to the
recruiting committee. The ABA matched this
amount, giving the committee a $1,000 budget.
This year's financing will come from the
UNL Fees Allocation Board instead of the
ASUN Senate, Waid said.
Waid said he expects $400 from the
allocation board. The .ABA will match, this
amount he said.
On their present budget, the committee has
no set allowances for trips to meet with
minority members, Glaser said. Glaser said he
thinks face-to-face contact is essential.
Committee members kwe the time tormaks-V
more trips,. than they tio but not enosnh
money, he added. f': .:
Money is limited for minority scholarships.
The Law College has beer able to provide full
tuition, book, and fee scholarships plus $500
semester living expenses for all minority
students. If student enrollment increases,
funding for scholarships will be uncertain,
The committee has set as its initial goal an
additional $10,000 of aid available to minority
students for the academic year 1975-76, Waid
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