A blog exploring all aspects of law and legal education — the future of the legal profession, access to justice, diversity and inclusion, testing and assessment, law and technology, and more.
One of the things I enjoy doing most is helping people along their path to becoming lawyers and leaders...
It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day, an annual event that focuses on digital access and inclusion for persons with disabilities. The purpose of this day is to get people talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion, especially as it relates to people with disabilities. The reality is...
Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw made headlines for more than just her team’s strong performance in the recently completed NCAA Tournament...
As staunch supporters of law and education, all of us at the Law School Admission Council are thrilled to wish you a happy Law Day 2019.
To learn more about diversity among law faculty, I recently sat down with my colleague Meera E. Deo, JD, PhD, an interdisciplinary scholar whose research interests and expertise includes trends in legal education, institutional diversity, and affirmative action.
Abyan Gurase knew where she wanted to go; she just didn’t know how to get there. “I always knew I wanted to go to law school,” says Gurase, who was born in Somalia and came to the United States as a refugee when she was a young child. “But maybe back then, I didn’t know what it meant to be a lawyer.”
Lawyers are leaders, and many people in leadership roles have a legal education. Until relatively recently, though, most law programs did not specifically include leadership development as part of their curriculum. But it’s important to note that even though they may not have been called out as such, many aspects of leadership have always been part of legal education.
Falsified test results. Nonexistent athletic careers invented via Photoshop. Massive amounts of money. These were the hallmarks of the admissions scandal that’s rocking the world of higher education.
Being the first person in your family to attend law school—in other words, a “first-gen” student—comes with a unique set of challenges. Here, Camille deJorna shares her thoughts about first-gen students and LSAC’s work expanding access and equity in education.