RISE Alliance

Explore What's New with the RISE Alliance

RISE webinars are presented by experts from the admission community, working professionals, LSAC staff, and others. Below is a schedule of upcoming events:

Title Date Registration

Success Strategies for Student Affairs Professionals: Rising Above the Noise and Turbulence

Wednesday, February 21
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. ET
Register Now for the February 21 webinar

Ghosting in Big Law: How to Make It Stop

Tuesday, March 19
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. ET
Coming Soon

Decriminalization of the Application, Part 2

Wednesday, April 10
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. ET
Coming Soon
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Incoming Class of 2023 Is the Most Diverse Ever, But More Work Remains

For the third year in a row, this year’s incoming law school class is the most racially and ethnically diverse class in history. The percentages of students of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and first-generation college students reached an all-time high. Despite this, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on race-conscious admission means we must work even harder to advance law and justice by promoting access, equity, and fairness in the profession.

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Wellness and Related Resources

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Intersectionality and Self-Care

Here's three things you should know about how to practice self-care while keeping intersectionality in mind.

Mental Health on College Campuses (psychiatrictimes.com) External link opens in new browser window

The Psychiatric Times provides advice on supporting faculty and staff’s mental health.

Workplace Inclusion (antioch.edu) External link opens in new browser window

This dissertation explores critical incidents that create a sense of inclusion for professional staff in higher education.

Guided Meditations (UCLAhealth.org) External link opens in new browser window

The University of California, Los Angeles offers free online guided mediations in 18 languages.

Journaling (youtube.com) External link opens in new browser window

Get started journaling with this beginner’s guide.

About RISE Alliance®

RISE (Reaffirming Individuals Supporting Education) Alliance is a national center within LSAC designed to support the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging needs of student-facing professional law school staff on the front line — people in law school admission and financial aid, diversity, and student services roles. Empowered, diverse law school staff members add an important perspective to the work of legal education, helping to build a future of justice that represents a vibrant, diverse society.

Jay Austin
RISE Alliance is led by Jay Austin, one of the country’s most respected former admission deans and a leading voice in intersectional community building.

We invite you to connect with us.

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Contact Us

For more information about the RISE Alliance, email us at RiseAlliance@LSAC.org.

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Calling All Nominees

We are always working to identify individuals interested in serving on the RISE Alliance Advisory Council. To learn more, contact us at RiseAlliance@LSAC.org.