Historically, minority group members have been underrepresented in the legal profession. The law school population (as well as the legal profession) does not reflect accurately the vibrant and expanding racial and ethnic population in our society. To promote diversity, law schools actively seek qualified African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American students, as well as other students of color. Law schools increasingly find that diversity within the classroom enriches the learning process for all students.
The American Bar Association's Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO)
CLEO was founded in 1968 as a non-profit project of the American Bar Association. Its mission is to diversify the legal profession by helping minority, low-income and disadvantaged students gain access to law school, successfully matriculate and pass the bar exam. They offer a variety of programs for students at all stages in their undergraduate careers.
DiscoverLaw.org A Commitment to Diversity in Law (LSAC)
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is dedicated to the idea that the legal profession must reflect the expanding diversity of our society. That's why LSAC developed the DiscoverLaw.org campaign—to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to discover career opportunities in law and choose a path in undergraduate school to help them succeed. Law schools throughout the United States and Canada host DiscoverLaw.org events to prepare and inspire ethnically and racially diverse high school and early college students to pursue a legal education.
Follow the link to the Network's homepage-providing conference information, resources and support.