Bridging the gap, breaking down barriers, and developing resources for First-Generation lawyers and law students.
Supporting Aspiring and Licensed First-Generation Attorneys: Transforming the 2022 Profile of the Profession into a Plan
How are we supporting the first-generation students studying at our law schools? What are we doing to support practicing first-generation lawyers who lack the social networks of many of their peers?
Thriving as a First-Generation Lawyer: From Law Student through the Practice of Law
With economic disparities and differing educational, social, or cultural backgrounds, current and future first-generation lawyers often face a new set of challenges and struggles, often without a blueprint for a path to success. During this program we’ll provide a framework to thrive as a first-generation lawyer.
Surviving the Transition from Public Service to Private Practice
Four years after graduating from law school, switching to a career in litigation seemed intimidating, and I didn’t know if I wanted to start over.
To Going First
An interview with the founders of FirstGen5, a platform that provides tips, resources, and community for first-generation law school students.
First Generation Law Students at Michigan Law
The First Generation Law Students (FGLS) group is an organization focused on fostering a caring community of law students facing similar issues with joining the law school community and legal workplace.
Suffolk University Boston First Gen Students
Career resources and opportunities, industries you can work in, funding experiential learning, connecting your knowledge to your community, and seeking mentorship and sponsorship.
Just The Beginning: A Pipeline Organization
JTB works to illuminate the path to law school by lighting the spark of recognition that it is possible to become a lawyer and a leader.
The Girl's Guide to Law School
The Girl’s Guide to Law School® exists for one reason: to help you get what you want from your law school experience.
Ms. JD Corporation
Ms. JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession.
The First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship Program is a paid summer program for undergraduate students who are the first in their immediate families to attend college and who intend to pursue careers in social justice.
Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO)
The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that was founded in 1968 to expand opportunities for underrepresented students to attend law school.
Youth Justice Alliance
Youth Justice Alliance provides mentorships, institutional knowledge, and resources to help students achieve their academic and professional goals, while working toward a more inclusive legal profession.
Law School Toolbox
The Law School Toolbox was created in 2012 by Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess to help demystify the law school and early legal career experience, so you’ll be the best law student and lawyer you can be.
NALP Report on Employment Outcomes for First-Generation College Students
The National Association for Law Placement measured the law school employment outcomes for graduates who do not have at least one parent/guardian with a bachelor’s degree or higher degree and the new data show that these students fare less well than their peers in the competition for jobs.
First-Generation Lawyers Faring So Much Worse In Employment Outcomes Should Be An Outrage
From Above the Law.
First-Generation Law Students Struggle in Post-Grad Market Compared With Peers, Study Shows