Law schools under attack for lack of diversity

There was a time when admission to law schools in this country was based on grades and test scores.  But they are now under pressure to make them racially diverse (“Why the Lawyers Cartel Is Pushing for Woke Law Schools,” The Wall Street Journal, July 16). 

I have no objection to the overall goal, but I question whether the move is overlooking something important. Most law schools still rely heavily on the Socratic method, which involves grilling individual students. But if students complain that such aggressive questioning makes them uncomfortable, which it unavoidably does, then I bet that time-honored technique will be abandoned.

As a result, the quality of instruction will suffer and graduates will be shortchanged. 

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