New pipeline program at St. Louis area law schools aims to increase diversity in the legal profession

May 12, 2022

ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL — A new initiative led by the Mound City Bar Foundation is intended to support the development of a strong pipeline of Black law students at St. Louis law schools, aiming to promote equity in the legal profession and retain diverse talent in the region.

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Western New England Law co-hosts event to foster diversity in the legal profession

April 19, 2022

WWLP — There is a new effort to foster diversity in our justice system with Thursday night’s kick-off event for the “Future Lawyers of Springfield.” The Hampden District Attorney’s office teamed up with Western New England University Law School to launch this new program. The goal is to cultivate a more diverse legal community in….

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George Washington Law partners with Animal Legal Defense Fund for Animal Law program

April 11, 2022

REUTERS — A new partnership between George Washington University Law School and the Animal Legal Defense Fund aims to transform animal law from a niche specialty into a widely taught discipline by developing a cadre of faculty trained in the subject.

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Law school pipeline programs improve access to legal education for underrepresented students

March 2, 2022

NATIONAL JURIST — The Summer Pre-Law Pipeline Program will be held in-person from June 6-17. The two-week course will offer 30 hours of academic classes with professors and alumni on campus and will focus its efforts on first-generation and low-income students. The program is free and will focus on introducing interested applicants to the law school….

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University of Virginia Law program to help first-generation and low-income students attend law schools

February 7, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — A new pipeline initiative at the University of Virginia School of Law will offer a first-of-its-kind path to preparing first-generation and low-income undergraduate students to become competitive applicants to the nation’s leading law schools. The UVA Law Roadmap Scholars Initiative — distinguished by its residential summer program introducing participants to….

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Vinson & Elkins Sponsors Texas Law’s Pipeline Program to Support Aspiring Lawyers

January 25, 2022

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN SCHOOL OF LAW — Texas Law is excited to announce that its new Pipeline Program dedicated to supporting aspiring lawyers — students in high school, college and law school from underrepresented backgrounds — has received a $1 million commitment from law firm Vinson & Elkins as the founding sponsor. The program….

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Northern Illinois University Law partners with Lincoln College on legal profession pipeline program

November 2, 2021

NIU TODAY — Northern Illinois University College of Law is excited to announce a new partnership with Lincoln College to create the NIU Law Lincoln Scholar and Diversity Pipeline Programs. Under the partnership, qualified Lincoln College students working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Law, as well as those with other majors, may participate in the NIU….

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Law firm foundation gift to Fordham Law supports efforts to recruit underrepresented students

October 26, 2021

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — Fordham Law School announced today that it has received a gift of $300K from the Jones Day Foundation to support its Increasing Diversity in Education and the Law (IDEAL) pipeline program. The IDEAL program identifies motivated and talented underrepresented students in the New York City area and introduces them to the many….

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Indiana University McKinney Law faculty to participate in ABA panel discussion on pipeline programs aimed at improving access to the legal profession

July 30, 2021

INDIANA UNIVERSITY ROBERT H. MCKINNEY SCHOOL OF LAW — Three people with IU McKinney connections will take part in a discussion about educational pipeline programs aimed at increasing access to the legal profession. The law school’s Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Patricia Kinney, ’02, and Professor Max Huffman, will be joined on the panel by….

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Samford Cumberland Law partners with Tuskegee University on accelerated ‘3+3’ bachelor’s/JD program

June 3, 2021

SAMFORD CUMBERLAND LAW — Samford University Cumberland School of Law and Tuskegee University have partnered to offer Tuskegee undergraduate students an accelerated bachelor’s to J.D. program.

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