Law:Fully

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.

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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.
Last June, the Law School Admission Council and Khan Academy unveiled an ambitious—maybe even audacious—joint venture to offer free online LSAT prep to prospective law school students. The goal was simple, but profound. We wanted to expand and diversify the pool of people who were considering a career in law and advocacy by making it easier and more affordable for people to prepare for the Law School Admission Test...
Today I am thrilled to introduce Flor Gonzalez, a 3L student at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law in California. Like Kendeil Dorvilier and Mamadou Jawo, Flor is already committed to doing work in the legal field that will advance equity, access, and diversity across our society.