Pre-Law Pathway

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders: Best Practices for Supporting Diverse Students During Law School and Into Employment

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Issue/Research Brief/Blog

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diversity pathway programs, best practices


This is a post conference report for The New York City Bar. Attendees were tasked with identifying effective academic and professional programs and resources needed to support and prepare minority law students for the rigors of legal education and the legal profession. The attendees focused on two key areas of effective pipeline programs: those that promote academic success in law school; and programs that effectively prepare minority law students for entry into the profession. This report outlines the specific strategies that were discussed and serves as a guide for law schools, law firms, corporations and other legal employers to generate opportunities for continued support of minority law school students.