The numbers of black partners remain woefully low at major law firms. At the same time, the legal profession is still not attracting young black people interested in pursuing a law degree. In this Instant Insights—as we recognize Black History Month—we look at efforts underway at the pipeline point and within Big Law to change the dynamic, as concern persists that law schools and firm leaders are not addressing the problem effectively.
Nathaniel Lampley Jr. | February 07, 2019
My own experience demonstrates that the combination of a conscious decision by a GC and a meaningful commitment by a law firm to give real opportunities to diverse attorneys can change the trajectory of a person’s career. I experienced this myself.
Vivia Chen | February 08, 2019
Black partners were more dominant in the labor and employment field, generally a lower-paying practice area, according to a recent survey.
Angela Morris | February 04, 2019
Chasity Henry is founder of The NEW Roundtable, a group with the mission of empowering African-American woman lawyers, enhancing their careers and influencing the wider legal profession.
Karen Sloan | February 07, 2019
The school is launching an initiative to send law students and its dean of admissions into as many as 30 underserved high schools across the country with a specific goal of inspiring students to get a law degree.
Meghan Tribe | February 06, 2019
Nimesh Patel, Akin Gump's new chief diversity and inclusion officer, says "it’s terrific" that clients are becoming more demanding on diversity issues.
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