TOPIC: Diversity Among Lawyers and Law Students
PROMPT: The diversity disparity at major law firms is staggering – in aggregate, in 2018, 35.04% of summer associates were diverse yet only 16.10% of attorneys were diverse and only 9.13% of partners were diverse. Law firms do a great job of recruiting diverse candidates but fall short when it comes to retaining and promoting the careers of diverse attorneys. How can this gap be closed? What might be reimagined to finally turn this around?
Below: summary of team-envisioned solution