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Webinar -- Women of Color: A Study of Law School Experiences

06/11/2020 - 06/11/2020
Boston, Massachusetts

Women of Color - A Study of Law School Experiences

The NALP Foundation and the Center for Women in Law are pleased to have collaborated to provide first-of-its-kind research detailing the educational and social experiences of women of color in law schools, and the impact on these students’ future career paths. In this webinar, hear from Jennifer Mandery and Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower, from the NALP Foundation, as well as Marcelyn Cox from the University of Miami School of Law, and Ronnye Stidvent from CWIL to hear about this seminal new research study, and what the findings means for law schools, students, and employers going forward. Please contact Skip Horne at shorne@nalpfoundation.org to receive a file with the webinar.

A copy of the full research report is available here. The results explore postgraduate employment expectations and involvement in and perspective on judicial clerkships, study groups, grades, and networking opportunities as well as employment intentions, and educational debt. The report gathers opinions regarding the state of race and gender relations within law schools, explores the advice and guidance students solicit and receive, and provides an in-depth analysis of students' experiences with various law school departments, faculty, and peers. The comparative results for women of color with those of their majority counterparts are significant and informative and reveal experiences among women of color differ considerably, depending on their specific race/ethnicity. This must-have report will enable organizations to develop targeted, effective strategies to address this critical issue in the legal profession. Available in PDF format only.

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