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Law Firms Head Back To School For Diversity Guidance

Law360, New York (August 21, 2017, 8:04 PM EDT) — Frustrated by a lack of progress on diversity, some law firms are starting to take a more academic approach. Goodwin Procter LLP and Dickinson Wright PLLC are among a handful of firms that are turning to universities to study their workplace policies in action. By putting themselves under…keep reading

New Haven L.A.W. Camp encourages diversity

NEW HAVEN >> The American Bar Association’s 2016 breakdown of lawyer demographics reveals that 88 percent of today’s lawyers are white. In an effort to address the disparity in representation of minorities in the legal profession, the New Haven County Bar Association organized a four-day camp for Greater New Haven area teens to try to improve diversity. From July 18…keep reading

Law Students Say Harvard’s Diversity Study Falls Short

Amid a sharp drop in African-American enrollees at Harvard Law School, a task force on diversity has released the results of a yearlong study, with recommendations that a group of students says come up short. The number of black first-year law students at Harvard declined significantly in 2016—the year after racial tensions erupted very publicly…keep reading

What Makes a Good Mentor A Great Mentor…

Most of us have had mentors in our lives, whether we were assigned them or they happened organically.  When we think about those mentors, some of them were great mentors and some were not; not because they did not care there just wasn’t that level of communication or advise that could have moved us to…keep reading