Choose Law encourages individuals of color to become attorneys. Through project, students learn about the importance of the legal profession and how the law affects all aspects of their lives. The project also teaches students that attorneys of color have played a crucial role in the development of this noble profession. Finally, Choose Law shares the wonderful and diverse opportunities available for individuals pursuing a legal career and lays the path for which to get started.
Choose Law is perfect for career day seminars, for guidance counselors, for social study classes, or for programs designed to educate students about the practice of law and to encourage them to consider becoming attorneys. Educators and counselors can use the video and written materials as a stand-alone project or as a supplement to similar local programs, such as programs where a local attorney or judge speaks to high school students about the practice of law. You can modify the project to suit your needs. Choose Law can be presented in fifteen minutes or an hour depending on what will work best. How you incorporate Choose Law into your curriculum or program is up to you.
Although Choose Law is primarily directed at students of color, its message about the importance of the legal profession, overcoming obstacles and pursuing an education is appropriate for everyone.
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This Project has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education, Baker Botts LLP, Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section and Winston & Strawn LLP.