Unpacking Bias…..!

In the May issue of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) the focus was on “Making Better Decisions; How to outsmart your biases and broaden your thinking”.  While this issue refers to more than just our biases based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability, the concepts of bias it addresses are very important to the legal profession. …keep reading

To Thine Own Self Be True…Or Not… That is the Question

How authentic can I be?  This is an important question every law school student faces when preparing for a law firm interview.  It’s a particularly important question for law students of color as they head into interview at law firms where the diversity agenda is still very much a work in progress. The Authenticity Trap…keep reading

Where are all the Black and Hispanic Law Students…?

In the National Law Journal, Aaron Taylor, an assistant professor at the Saint Louis University School of Law, examined this question and his findings will surprise some but not all.  What he found was that a disproportionate number are at the lower tiered law schools and his analysis hits home with a conversation we just…keep reading

Why personal “networking” still matters…

and I do not mean adding Friends or connections on LinkedIn! I cannot stress enough to all the young lawyers and law students I talk to about the importance of networking – not just online but in the flesh.  I am not saying that Facebook friends are unimportant or that keeping an up to date…keep reading

5 Tips for 1L Interviews

As the New Year is well underway many 1L’s will soon be interviewing for the TCDIP 1L Summer Clerkship Program.  Here are 5 quick tips to help you 1L’s get ready to look and sound your best! 1) Do your research!  Do not assume that all firms are the same.  Pay attention to the different…keep reading