The Stress of the Legal Profession: A Guide for Black Attorneys

  It’s often said that the holidays are the most stressful time of the year.  If this is true, any lawyer should be well-prepared to handle whatever the holidays bring.  Law is one of the most stressful professions in America.  While all attorneys experience stress, life as an African American attorney presents additional challenges.  This […]

Becoming a Law Professor: A Guide for Black Applicants

  If you’re a lawyer, you’ve clearly met a few law professors.  You may have even considered becoming a professor yourself.  Nevertheless, you may not know how or where to begin the process of becoming a law professor.  This entry will provide some direction.  It will provide valuable tips for African-American applicants as they navigate […]

Advice for New Black Attorneys

At this time of year, those who graduated from law school in May are anxiously anticipating two things: getting their bar results and starting their new jobs.  Law school is an excellent training ground, but even the best law schools can’t fully prepare you for the reality of legal practice.  The realities of this profession […]

African American Law Students: 5 Tested Tips for Success

  Let’s not mince words: Law school is not fun. Even those enrolled at a law school with the most pleasant, welcoming students and faculty will be required to work harder and longer than they ever have in any academic setting. Because law school is so difficult, it is a very stressful experience. Unfortunately, it […]

Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession

When it comes to diversity, the legal profession lags far behind other industries.  Currently, though there are nearly 1.4 million attorneys in the country, only five percent are African American.  While there several factors contribute to the lack of diversity, implicit bias in the legal profession is part of the problem.   What is Implicit […]

A Shockingly High Number of Law Firms Have NO Associates of Color

In 2018, every law major law firm (and many of the minor ones) has a policy on diversity.  Firms tout their diversity initiatives to attract clients and new attorneys.  Despite these efforts, diversity continues to elude some firms.  In fact, at some law firms, diversity is so elusive that there are no associates of color […]

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