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Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program

Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

This program partners corporate legal departments with nearby, diverse high school law classes.  Through classroom visits and a field trip to corporate headquarters, volunteers teach lessons and lead activities designed to increase students’ knowledge and interest in the law and legal careers.

Electronic Library (log in required)

Video: Creating a Pipeline to the Legal Profession


This program is a national partnership between Street Law and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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Lee Arbetman

executive director

Anthony Ashford

program coordinator

Joy Dingle

program director

Megan Hanson

chief program officer

Yolanda Johnson

program director


The program tackles the lack of diversity in the legal profession by focusing on strategies that will encourage students of color to enter the legal profession. It provides students with role models, connections with legal professionals, and the opportunity to experience the types of work lawyers do. Students are able to broaden their impressions of the legal profession and fuel their interest in legal careers. The program sets out to achieve these objectives through four program components: training, classroom visits, a conference at the corporate headquarters, and program extensions for the most promising students.

To become involved in the Corporate Diversity Pipeline Program, contact

Program Components

Street Law pairs each participating corporate legal department with one or more high school classes. Street Law provides training to the corporate volunteers and participating teachers, as well as guidance on topic selection and lesson plans. There are four components to this program:

  1. Training: Street Law provides a four-hour training session for all volunteers and the partner teacher. At this session, we choose topics to teach and plan out the semester.
  2. Classroom Visits: Legal department volunteers visit their partner classroom 2-6 times over the course of the semester to teach about topics in civil law and the legal profession.
  3. Conference at the Company: Students attend a day-long field trip. They participate in interactive, authentic workshops on legal topics where they utilize the skills and knowledge acquired over the course of the semester. The students also attend a career fair at the conference, where they learn about the variety of legal jobs in the corporate sector.
  4. Extensions: In the second year of the program, most corporations offer some sort of follow-up with the most promising students – several have offered job shadow days, mentoring, internships, or scholarships.

This program is a national partnership between Street Law and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Corporate Partners

As of October 2017, the following corporations were conducting diversity pipeline programs in conjunction with Street Law, Inc. and their local schools: 

  • McDonald's Corporation (Oakbrook, IL)
  • The Coca-Cola Company, King & Spalding, and Emory Law School (Atlanta)
  • Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ and Norristown, PA)
  • Southern California Edison (Rosemead, CA)
  • Marriott Vacations Worldwide (Orlando)
  • Chicago ACC Chapter (Chicago and Elgin, IL)
  • CA Technologies Inc. (Islandia, NY)
  • Allstate (Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, New Jersey, Orlando, Miami, Hartford, Seattle, Dallas, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Detroit, Houston, and Tampa)
  • Macy’s (Cincinnati, St. Louis, San Francisco, and New York)
  • Discovery Communications (Silver Spring, MD)
  • General Electric (Chicago and Milwaukee), GE Energy (Atlanta), and GE Power & Water (Greenville, SC)
  • Southern California ACC Chapter (Los Angeles)
  • Wyndham Worldwide & Wyndham Vacation Ownership (Orlando)
  • International Paper (Memphis)
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (Atlanta)
  • Eli Lilly & Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (Indianapolis)
  • NBCUniversal (New York)
  • Pfizer (New York)
  • Washington State Chapter of the ACC (Seattle)
  • Verizon (Basking Ridge, NJ, Northern Virginia, New York City, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, and Dallas)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth ACC Chapter (Dallas)
  • UPS (Atlanta)
  • HPE and HP, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA, Berkeley Heights, NJ, Houston, TX, Plano, TX, and Washington, DC)
  • Greater Philadelphia Delaware Valley Chapter of the ACC (Philadelphia)
  • Anthem, Inc. & Bingham Greenbaum (Indianapolis), Anthem, Inc. & Hogan Lovells (Northern Virginia),  Anthem, Inc. & Reed Smith (Los Angeles), Anthem, Inc & Troutman Sanders (Atlanta), Anthem, Inc. & McLane Middleton (Manchester, NH), and Anthem, Inc. & Vorys (Cincinnati, OH)
  • HMSHost Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
  • Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
  • AT&T (Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Austin, TX)
  • Nationwide (Columbus, OH, Des Moines, IA & Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Central Florida ACC Chapter and Holland & Knight (Orlando)
  • Baxter International, Inc. (Chicago)
  • St. Louis ACC (St. Louis)
  • AIG (Los Angeles, New York, and Houston)
  • The Association of Corporate Counsel (Washington, DC)
  • Association of Corporate Counsel – Georgia Chapter (Atlanta)
  • Hughes Network Systems & ACC National Capital Region (Washington, DC)
  • Harley Davidson and Foley Lardner (Milwaukee)
  • Wawa (Chester, PA)
  • PetSmart (Phoenix)
  • HBO (New York)
  • BP America Inc. (Houston)
  • Capital One & ACC National Capital Region (Richmond, VA)
  • Lockheed Martin (Denver)
  • Precision Medicine Group and Dentons (Chevy Chase, MD)
  • Walmart (Bentonville, AK)
  • GEICO (Silver Spring, MD)
  • Charleston Bar Association, Charleston School of Law, and Nelson Mullins (Charleston, SC)
  • ACC - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (Palo Alto, CA)
  • The Home Depot and Alston & Bird LLP (Atlanta, GA)

This program is a national partnership between Street Law and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Electronic Library

Street Law has compiled extensive resources, lesson plans, conference workshops, and career fair ideas on our password-protected electronic library. Participating sites are encouraged to download already-prepared lessons and activities for use with the students.


This program is a national partnership between Street Law and the Association of Corporate Counsel.