Over at MoneyLaw Tom Bell is asserting that “at least in terms of hiring, women and minorities enjoy significant advantages.” He bases this claim on data that says nothing about the qualifications of the underlying pool of applicants, and completely ignores data showing a troubling trend in which women are disproportionately hired into nontenure track jobs. He also focuses on “success rates” rather than giving absolute numbers, which tell a very different story. Previous posts at this blog on this subject, with links to various AALS data tables, can be found here, and here. See also this.
UPDATE: See also Christopher Bracey’s post about this at Blackprof.