Shaping the Tributary: The Why, What, and How of Pipeline Programs to Increase Diversity in Legal Education and the Legal Profession
University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
September 9, 2013
Journal of Law & Education, Vol. 40, No. 4, October 2011
University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series, 2013-15
A century of legalized racism, followed by decades of institutionalized racism, has resulted in the under representation of minorities, particularly African-Americans, in the legal profession. Circumstance has made it challenging for these individuals to succeed. And yet, some have done so against the odds. Recognition of the need to open the door, give a chance, and provide opportunities that can make a difference highlight the value of institutional efforts to "shape the tributary" or "build the pipeline."
Number of Pages in PDF File: 59
Keywords: legal education, racism, diversity, ABA, LSAC
JEL Classification: K00, K19, K49, I2, N3Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 9, 2013 ; Last revised: October 25, 2013
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