COVID-19 and the Path to the Profession: Is a Legal Career Still the Right Choice? Opportunities for Diverse Lawyers and Why Diversity Matters

  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: American Bar Association
  • This event will take place online.
  • Law Students

Both law schools and the legal profession are facing a number of changes as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This, coupled with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, persons with disabilities, and low-income communities, has left some diverse law students and those contemplating law school in the future, to ask: is a legal career still the right choice for me? The session panelists will discuss the special challenges facing diverse students; why students from diverse communities should still consider law school; and how COVID-19 has highlighted the need for increased inclusion in the legal profession. Finally, the panelists will discuss spaces where professional opportunity is likely to expand post-COVID, and provide resources to assist students in the pipeline to the legal profession manage the current crisis.