Legal Profession


IILP Review 2017: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

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Issue/Research Brief/Blog

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diversity in the legal profession, gender, race, legal education pipeline, undocumented students, implicit bias, intersectionality, students with disabilities, LGBTQ students


The IILP Review features the most current data about the state of diversity in the legal profession. The Review features compelling essays that explore the nuances and important subtleties at play in regard to diversity and inclusion for lawyers, along with current research from academic experts. As such, the Review brings together insights on programs and strategies to address diversity generally and in regard to the different challenges that different people face in reaching the law.

The depth and breadth of diversity and inclusion efforts makes it hard to keep abreast of the most current information about our progress or lack thereof. Furthermore, as notions of diversity and inclusion have expanded and evolved, it’s even more difficult to stay current with the latest thinking. The IILP Review: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession addresses that challenge by making information about diversity and inclusion more readily and easily accessible.