April 04, 2019

About Us

Working to build the pipeline to a profession that looks like the nation

The ABA Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline (Pipeline Council) seeks to increase diversity in the educational pipeline. The Pipeline Council acts as a think-tank and programmatic incubator for activities that foster a more diverse educational pipeline into the legal profession; and provide the forum for key stakeholders to address issues and build networks for change in our educational systems and the legal profession.

The ABA President appoints Pipeline Council Members and its Chair.


The Pipeline Council was established in 2000 by ABA President Bill Paul. Originally tasked with developing the Legal Opportunity Scholarship, the Council has expanded its efforts to include national initiatives, robust programming, rich resources, and enhanced visibility for pipeline diversity programs and leadership in the legal profession.

The Pipeline Council offers a number of sponsorship opportunities. When we invest our resources in the Educational Pipeline, it is really an investment in our collective future. 

For more information, please contact Selina Thomas, 312-988-5736 or by email to Selina.thomas@americanbar.org