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Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession: Expanding the Community College Pipeline

Friday, March 15, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Increasing Diversity
in the Legal Profession:
Expanding the Community College Pipeline
Join us. . . . .On Friday, March 22, 2013, the Chabot College Law & Democracy Program, the State Bar Council on Access & Fairness (COAF), the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), and Street Law, Inc. will be hosting a conference on Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession. This will be the first public gathering of COAF’s community college initiative which is designed to mentor and support motivated minority and diverse community college students who are interested in the legal profession.
Law schools, the legal profession, and the entire community benefit from the experiences and perspectives that students of color, women and other diverse students bring to the study and practice of law. If you are a student interested in a career in the legal profession, please attend to learn what steps to take. If you are interested in teaching a law-based course or have students interested in a legal career, this program is for you. If you are an attorney or judge who wants to support these pipeline efforts, please attend so you can participate in the networking session with students and faculty.

Activities include:

  • Introduction to;
  • Panel discussion with judges and lawyers who began their path to law school and legal careers in community college;
  • Opportunity to mingle with lawyers, judges, and current law students and obtain information about the law school application process, mentoring, and available resources;
  • Panel discussion with current law students;
  • For faculty, session on developing law-based curricula and teaching skills essential to success in law school, college, and effective civic engagement.
  • Reception sponsored by the Council on Access & Fairness, local Bar Associations and law firms.
What:Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession – A conference for minority and other diverse community college students, high school and community college faculty.
When:Friday, March 22, 2013 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA

Event Center, Room 722
Registration is Free.

To register or for more information, contact William Hanson: | (510) 723-2614


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