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Helpful Links for Minority Students & Women

DiscoverLaw.org: A Commitment to Diversity in Law
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is dedicated to the idea that the legal profession must reflect the expanding diversity of our society, which is why they 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.
http://www.discoverlaw.org

National Pipeline Diversity Initiatives Directory
The ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) created the Pipeline Diversity Directory in response to the critical need to increase diversity in the educational pipeline leading to the profession.

The Directory is an ever-growing online searchable database of projects, programs, and initiatives that encourage and equip diverse students to pursue legal careers. This free service presents key information on programs from across the country in an easily accessible, succinct format. It includes programs sponsored by law schools, law firms, in-house counsel, bar associations, other organizations, and collaborations that promote law careers for diverse students.
https://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/diversity_pipeline/resources/pipeline_diversity_directory.html


The Council on Legal Educational Opportunity (CLEO)
This is a non-profit of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education dedicated to diversifying the legal profession by expanding legal education opportunities for minority, low income, and disadvantaged students.
http://www.cleoscholars.com

The National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA)
http://www.nblsa.org/

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
http://www.hnba.com/
 
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
http://www.napalsa.com/index.php?pID=5
 
The Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
http://www.narf.org/
 
Women in Law
 
Link to purchasing information for Lani Guinier’s Becoming Gentlemen: Women, Law School, and Institutional Change, said to be one of the most informative books on the female experience.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/
 
Catalyst is a Web site designed to expand opportunities for women and business.  Search "women in law" for relevant articles.
http://www.catalystwomen.org