National Pipeline Diversity Initiatives Directory

The ABA Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) created the Pipeline Diversity Directory in response to the critical need to increase diversity in the educational pipeline leading to the profession. To continue addressing this critical need the Directory has been enhanced by the ABA Diversity and Inclusion 360 Commission created by past ABA President  Paulette Brown. The Commission received input from the Law School Admission Council and other collaborators to re-launch the Pipeline Diversity Directory, which will now be known as the National Pipeline Diversity Initiatives Directory.

Compendium of Program Models on the Directory

The Directory is an ever-growing online searchable database of projects, programs, and initiatives that encourage and equip diverse students to pursue legal careers.  This free service presents key information on programs from across the country in an easily accessible, succinct format.  It includes programs sponsored by law schools, law firms, in-house counsel, bar associations, other organizations, and collaborations that promote law careers for diverse students.

The searchable online Directory is currently unavailable as we create a new and improved version. Click here for a list of current Directory listings.   If you have questions about the current listings, please contact Selina Thomas  at

Directory FAQs

Submitting an Entry

ABA and LSAC invite all interested parties to have their pipeline diversity programs posted in the Directory. The size and breadth of a program are not as important as its focus and intent. Your submission to this national directory offers an excellent way to publicize your initiatives to potential participants, funders, collaborators, and supporters. Your participation will also ensure that the Directory has a broad and diverse representation of viable practices that address the critical issue of improving diversity in the legal profession's pipeline

Learn more about information on submitting an entry to the Pipeline Diversity Directory by contacting Selina Thomas at

Online Submission Form

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Why a Diversity Pipeline

The Access Group grounds the needs for the Diversity Pipeline: Access Group