Why Your Law Firm or Legal Department Needs Diversity

In Grutter v. Bollinger, the Supreme Court wrote that diverse law school classes are necessary because “the skills needed in today’s increasingly global marketplace can only be developed through exposure to widely diverse people, cultures, ideas, and viewpoints.”  But the pursuit of diversity is not just relevant to law schools.  Law firms and legal departments […]

How Families Can Support Black Law Students During the Bar Exam

You’ve supported him through three hard years of studying during law school.  Now, after watching him walk across that stage in a cap and gown, degree in hand, you want to breathe a grateful sigh of relief.  But you might want to hold that breath.  While graduating law school is a major milestone that should […]

How Black Law Students Can Pass the Bar Exam the FIRST time

  Every new law graduate has one goal – passing the bar exam.  As noted in an earlier post, African-American bar takers struggle to succeed on the bar for reasons wholly unconnected to their intellectual abilities.  If these risk factors are eliminated, Black law students can pass the bar the first time. Below is a […]

Factors Affecting Bar Passage Among Law Students: The REAL Connection between Race and Bar Passage

      Among lawyers, perhaps no test is debated as often as the bar examination.  Race is a large part of the debate, as Black law grads are more likely to struggle on the bar exam than their white counterparts.  “Learned” professors have killed many forests in their repeated attempts to argue that law […]

Maternity Leave: Your Rights As a Working Mother

This Sunday, Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day.  The holiday encourages us to honor the women who give us love, support, and care during the early years of life and beyond.  However, providing so much nurturing is not easy, especially in the beginning.  Women take maternity leave after giving birth to recover from labor and to […]

Is Your Job’s Dress Code Racist?

Does your employer have a racist or discriminatory dress code? Perhaps you were told that your hair violates dress code policies. Or, your employer is requiring that you shave your beard or not dress a certain way. Read on to find if your employer’s dress code policy is racist or discriminatory and which laws protect […]

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