This law-firm based program addresses the unique challenges and opportunities available for diversity pipeline programming at law firms. The core activities include a training session for law firm volunteers and participating teachers, classroom visits to a diverse high school class, a one-day event at the law firm for the students, and an enhancement activity for the most interested high school students. The program also involves law schools through additional field trips to the law school and participation by law students and law school staff in the one-day event at the law firm.The NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline program builds on the successful Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, which has been in operation since 2001 in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel.
The one-day event at the law firm includes several interactive workshops for the students (such as a mock arbitration or contract negotiation exercise, or a simulated deposition), a tour of the firm, and a career panel and/or career fair to explore different practice areas or jobs in the profession. The classroom visits that precede the conference cover legal topics that pertain to the workshops at the one day event. Lessons also introduce the students to legal careers and pathways to the legal profession.
Street Law finds partner schools and provides training, lesson plans, workshops, and technical assistance.
For Further Information
NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program: Evaluation Report