Camille Nelson, dean of the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law, is not buying the excuse that diverse future legal leaders are hard to come by—so she’s challenging it head-on.

“People like to complain about the dearth of viable, prepared candidates,” Nelson continued. “They say they can’t find great applicants, which I don’t believe, but if that’s the case, what are they doing about it? Everyone starts from a place of scarcity to justify the absence of women, people of color, queer, not 100% able-bodied.”

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