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Getting Them While They’re Young: Two Experiences Using Traditional Legal Practice Skills to Interest High School Students in Attending Law School

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dc.contributor.author Laughlin, Angela M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-16T15:04:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-16T15:04:16Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation 16(2) Persp: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 125 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/590
dc.description.abstract Take a moment and think back to how you first got the idea to become a lawyer. Chances are, your inspiration was someone you knew personally. Now, imagine that your path had never crossed with that of the person who inspired you. This situation is real life for some young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds: they never have considered a career in law because they rarely encounter such professionals in positive situations. Law schools need to be creative when it comes to increasing diversity among their student population. Diversity is a compelling state interest and is important to the legitimacy of legal education and the legal community. The rate of minority enrollment in institutions of higher learning is decreasing, and as a result, so are the number of minority students entering law school. One way that may help to increase minority enrollment is to invest time and resources in the surrounding community. en_US
dc.publisher Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing
dc.relation.uri https://a.next.westlaw.com/Document/Idc5d8457162511dd86d5f687b7443f19/View/FullText.html
dc.relation.uri http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1014685
dc.subject Diversity en_US
dc.subject Legal education en_US
dc.subject Minority students en_US
dc.title Getting Them While They’re Young: Two Experiences Using Traditional Legal Practice Skills to Interest High School Students in Attending Law School en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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