Journal of Law & Education, Vol. 40, No. 4, October 2011
59 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2013 Last revised: 25 Oct 2013
Date Written: September 9, 2013
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: 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