Shaping the Tributary: The Why, What, and How of Pipeline Programs to Increase Diversity in Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Journal of Law & Education, Vol. 40, No. 4, October 2011

University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series, 2013-15

59 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2013 Last revised: 25 Oct 2013

Laura Rothstein

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: September 9, 2013

Abstract

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."

Keywords: legal education, racism, diversity, ABA, LSAC

JEL Classification: K00, K19, K49, I2, N3

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Laura, Shaping the Tributary: The Why, What, and How of Pipeline Programs to Increase Diversity in Legal Education and the Legal Profession (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 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2322925

Laura Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

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Louisville, KY 40292
United States
502-852-6288 (Phone)

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