George Washington University Law’s Carmia N. Caesar discusses the founding of the AALS Section on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Professionals

August 15, 2022

GW LAW — The Section on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Professionals promotes the communication of ideas, interests, and activities among members of the Section; with a primary focus on race, equity, and commitment to the inclusion of all historically excluded law school populations. When appropriate, the Section will also make recommendations to the Association….

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Elon Law professor Tiffany Atkins honored for promoting diversity in legal education

August 11, 2022

TODAY AT ELON — An Elon Law faculty member has been honored for her success in advancing the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in American legal education. Associate Professor Tiffany Atkins L’11 was bestowed with the 2022 ALWD Diversity Award by the Association of Legal Writing Directors during a July conference organized by the Legal Writing….

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University of Iowa Law releases diversity, equity, and inclusion report

August 11, 2022

IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW — At Iowa Law, we continue our hard work of bridging gaps and pursuing change in our community and beyond. We believe in transparency and celebrations of accomplishment, while continuing to focus our priorities in creating lasting change and impact.

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Gonzaga Law partners with universities in Washington State on diversity pipeline program

July 27, 2022

K5 — A new partnership between several Washington universities is aimed at empowering students of color to enter law school. Seattle University, University of Washington, Gonzaga University law schools and Heritage University are taking part in the LSAC Plus Program, funded by a grant from the Law School Admission Council.

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Colleges show only minor progress in diversifying student body

July 25, 2022

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — Colleges in recent years have boasted that they are steadfastly committed to student and faculty racial diversity. But a new analysis by McKinsey & Company says that’s really more talk than action.

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New report shares college demographic breakdowns and suggestions to diversify higher education

July 25, 2022

INSIDE HIGHER ED –For all the talk in higher ed about increasing diversity, historically marginalized racial and ethnic populations are still underrepresented among college students, faculty and administrators, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company. “These findings are not novel, but what is significant is the slow rate of progress,” notes the report, titled….

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A look at University of Houston Law Center’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

July 15, 2022

INSIGHT INTO DIVERSITY — The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC), located in one of the most multicultural cities in the U.S., is one of the nation’s most diverse law schools. Nearly 40 percent of first-year students in 2021 were members of underrepresented ethnic or racial groups, almost 25 percent were nonresidents of Texas, and….

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Penn State Dickinson Law director of development and alumni affairs Kelly Rimmer receives diversity and inclusion award

July 15, 2022

PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW — Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Kelly Rimmer received the 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Award from Penn State’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations during a division-wide awards ceremony in May held at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on the University Park campus.

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Opinion: Law schools play a large role in improving the diversity of the legal profession

June 30, 2022

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS — It’s no secret among lawyers and judges: The American legal profession has a diversity problem. People of color are underrepresented. There simply aren’t that many lawyers who are Black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts can aid diverse attorneys dealing with stress from perfectionism

June 30, 2022

BLOOMBERG LAW — Attorneys of color often carry a burden of expectations that others do not; pressure to perform perfectly at all times may weigh heavily on them, say Davis Wright Tremaine diversity, equity, and inclusion chief Yusuf Zakir and Major, Lindsey & Africa partner Kate Reder Sheikh. They write about steps firms can take….

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