In addition to its research reports and in-person programming, the Foundation offers webinars on topics of interest to the industry.

Class of 2016 Alumni Employment and Satisfaction Study Webinar

How well do law school grads think law school prepared them for practice, and which skills do they say are most useful in the real world? Join us on September 22, 2020 at 2:00pm EST for highlights from NALP and The NALP Foundation’s new report on the Class of 2016 graduates. Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower, NALP Foundation President and CEO, and Jennifer Mandery, Senior Director of Research, will discuss the intriguing results from over 2,000 respondents, as well as how law schools can use the data for decision-making and strategic planning. 

To download the presentation or a recording of the webinar, click here.

To purchase a copy of the detailed report, please visit our Bookstore.


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.


2020 Update on Associate Attrition Webinar

This is a recorded webinar from May 21, 2020. Accurately and rapidly assessing which talent to retain is mission critical for legal employers right now. The NALP Foundation’s Associate Attrition webinar will highlight data from our newest study on associate departures and retention, contextualize this against the last twelve years’ data, as well as providing insights on associates’ destinations, tenure, and new data by region. NALP Foundation CEO and President, Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower, and Senior Director of Research, Jennifer Mandery, discuss:
  • Entry-level and lateral hiring;
  • Attrition data by gender, minority vs. non-minority, and firm size;
  • Primary jobs/departure destinations;
  • Top reasons associates leave firms;
  • Wanted vs. unwanted associate departure data;
  • Departures to work at competitor or peer firms;
  • The impact of the COVID crisis on associate attrition, to date and beyond.

This recorded webinar includes a complimentary digital copy of the Annual Update on Associate Attrition and provides the following tools for tracking hiring and attrition:

  • Attrition rate formulas;
  • Associate hiring and departures tracking forms;
  • Tips for using hiring and departure data to create success factors for your firm.

Webinar Fees :

NALP Foundation supporters and member law schools:               $250   

(includes PDF copy of the 2020 Update on Associate Attrition)

Non-members and supporters:                                                  $300

(includes PDF copy of the 2020 Update on Associate Attrition)

Registration is available through our bookstore at www.nalpfoundation.org/bookstore. Please note The NALP Foundation and NALP are two separate organizations each with their own members and supporters. The discounted rate for this webinar is available only to NALP Foundation members and contributors.


NALP/NALP Foundation COVID-19 Roundtable #5

Members of the NALP Foundation Board of Trustees and the NALP Board of Directors hosted a roundtable discussion with law students about some of the most pressing issues they case as a result of the pandemic.

The recorded webinar is available to NALP members at https://www.nalp.org/virtual_town_halls. NALP Foundation members and supporters, please contact Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower for a link to the recorded webinar.


NALP/NALP Foundation COVID-19 Roundtable #4

Members of the NALP Foundation Board of Trustees and the NALP Board of Directors hosted a roundtable discussion about some of the most pressing issues facing law schools and law firms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar focused on law school Deans and leading firms’ Hiring Partners to discuss the current state of affairs in recruiting. Cynthia Nance, Dean Emeritus, University of Arkansas School of Law (and NALPF Advisory Board member), moderated a fascinating discussion between Dean Marcilynn Burke, University of Oregon School of Law, Dean Jennifer Mnookin, UCLA School of Law, Bill O’Neil, Hiring Partner, Winston & Strawn (and NALP Foundation Trustee), and Gavin White, Global Hiring Partner, Skadden.

The recorded webinar is available to NALP members at https://www.nalp.org/virtual_town_halls. NALP Foundation members and supporters, please contact Skip Horne at shorne@nalpfoundation.org for a link to the recorded webinar.


NALP/NALP Foundation COVID-19 Roundtable #3

Members of the NALP Foundation Board of Trustees and the NALP Board of Directors hosted a roundtable discussion about some of the most pressing issues facing law schools and law firms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In-house Counsel and General Counsel discussed plans for reopening as well as how their jobs, staffing plans, work with outside counsel and other vendors have shifted as a result of COVID-19. Panelists include Matt Fawcett of NetApp, Cynthia Patton of Amgen, Jim Owens at McDermott, and Howard Ellin of Skadden. This Zoom-based event will take place Thursday, June 4, at 4:00 ET.

The recorded webinar is available to NALP members at https://www.nalp.org/virtual_town_halls. NALP Foundation members and supporters, please contact Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower, for a link to the recorded webinar.


NALP/NALP Foundation COVID-19 Roundtable #2

Members of the NALP Board of Directors and the NALP Foundation Board of Trustees hosted a May 14 roundtable discussion about some of the most pressing issues facing law schools and law firms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This discussion focused on bridge programming to cover unexpected gaps in summer employment for students, the mental and emotional health of our students, lawyers, and staff teams, beginning to think through phased reentry and what restart looks like, and finally, whether this crisis presents a transformational moment for legal education and the profession. The roundtable discussion was moderated by Beth Moeller, NALP President (UCLA) and Howard Ellin, NALP Foundation Chair-Elect (Skadden). Additional panelists include Bruce Elvin (Duke), Jen Henfey, NALP Board Director (Villanova), Traci Mundy Jenkins, NALP President-Elect (Venable LLP), David Botter, NALP Foundation Trustee (Akin Gump), Stacey Kielbasa, NALP Foundation Trustee (Chapman and Cutler), and Jennifer Queen, NALP Foundation Trustee (Bracewell).

The recorded webinar is available to NALP members at https://www.nalp.org/virtual_town_halls. NALP Foundation members and supporters, please contact Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower, for a link to the recorded webinar.


NALP/NALP Foundation COVID-19 Roundtable #1

On April 16, 2020 Members of the NALP Board of Directors and the NALP Foundation Board of Trustees hosted a roundtable discussion about some of the most pressing issues facing law schools and law firms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The recording of this Zoom-based event is available to NALP Foundation supporters and members and to NALP members. Topics for discussion will include challenges and solutions around summer programs for this summer, challenges around recruiting for next summer, challenges around third year students who under normal circumstances would have taken the bar exam in July and started work in the fall, and challenges around 1L summer jobs and employer contact with 1Ls. The discussion was moderated by Georgia Emery Gray, NALP President (Cleary), and Elizabeth Price, NALP Foundation Chair (Alston & Bird). Additional panelists included Beth Moeller, NALP President-Elect (UCLA), Melane Priddy, NALP Board Director (Katten), Clara Solomon, NALP Board Director (NYU), Howard Ellin, NALP Foundation Chair-Elect (Skadden), Bryant Garth, NALP Foundation Trustee (UC Irvine), and Leigh Taylor, NALP Foundation Trustee (Southwestern Law School).

The recorded webinar is available here. Please note password is required. Please contact Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower for the password. NALP members can obtain the password at https://www.nalp.org/covid-19


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