Los Angeles-area native Fabian Guzman speaks frankly on why it’s important for those working in the legal field to look like the people they serve.
The late Janet Reno, who served as attorney general under President Bill Clinton from 1993 through 2001, once remarked that the more research we conduct in the arena of equity, the clearer it becomes that we need to reach further and further back in the pipeline if we are to address barriers where they begin.
The Law School Admission Council recently awarded the top prizes in its annual Diversity Matters Awards to three law schools, two in the Southwest and one on the East Coast, that demonstrated the utmost commitment to increasing diversity in the legal profession...
“The conventional law student is kind of a myth.” That’s Charlie, a law school student who believes empathy is the most valuable skill to develop when pursuing a degree in law. Charlie’s story is one of five featured in the Law School Admission Council’s BE IndiVISIBLE campaign. Being “indivisible” means ...
One of the things I enjoy doing most is helping people along their path to becoming lawyers and leaders...
n a previous blog post, we told you about how one student started her journey into the world of law via an event sponsored by the Law School Admission Council under its Diversity Matters grant program. Today, we share more stories of students who come from diverse backgrounds, but were able to discover that a legal education was within reach for them.
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.”
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.
I am thrilled to announce that Kent Lollis, a longtime co-conspirator for equality and now my colleague, has agreed to serve as LSAC’s vice president and chief diversity officer.