Men of Color
The Men of Color Project (MoCP) builds leaders in the law field, facilitates intergenerational support, and encourage community service and civic engagement.
The Men of Color Project (MoCP) exists to build leaders in the law field, facilitate intergenerational support, and encourage community service and civic engagement amongst men of color in law. Learn more about the project's purpose in this series of videos.
Why Young Lawyers Should Get Involved
Men of Color Project members and allies answer questions for Young Lawyers, including why the Men of Color Project is important.
Liberty & Justice... for All?: Confronting Systemic Racism and Addressing Civil Unrest
Robert Grey and Lonita Baker examined the state of our society, evaluated how we arrived at this current inflection point, and addressed the impact of these tragedies and broader systemic racism on communities of color.
Alternative Paths: People of Color in Less Common Legal Practice Areas
This CLE will explore how people of color have entered lesser known legal arenas like academia, tax law, environmental law, and marijuana law to encourage equitable and remedial practices.
Imagine having a legal issue and going to court and no one within the court system, particularly the attorneys, look like you. Well, that’s an issue many minorities in America deal with daily.
It's time to put mental health on the docket
Through the Men of Color project, we hope to evaluate the mental health concerns of the legal profession in hopes of taking the first step on the road to eliminating the biases and stigma that is associated with discussions about mental health and well-being.
Intergenerational Networking Reception
The Viva, Las Vegas vibes were in full effect during the ABA Midyear Meeting; and the same goes for the Men of Color Project’s (the “MoCP”) Intergenerational Networking Reception.
Q&A with Apoorva Patel, a counsel in WilmerHale’s International Arbitration and International Litigation practices.
Q&A with Reginald Wilson, senior associate at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.
Victor A. Flores
Q&A with Victor A. Flores, assistant city attorney with the city of Brownsville, Texas.
Clifford D. Dawkins, Jr.
Q&A with Clifford D. Dawkins, Jr., Dean of the Minority Student Program at Rutgers Law School.
Early Career Lawyers of Color Share Tactics for Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
In a series of videos in partnership with Thomson Reuters, we examine "impostor syndrome", the feeling that leaves one doubting their own accomplishments and occurs often with diverse lawyers.
Vulnerability as a leadership strength to in tumultuous times
This Men of Color presentation, in conjunction with Thomson Reuters, explores an effective and often overlooked leadership technique with significant, real-world implications: embracing vulnerability as a strength.
How to Watch the Watchmen: Understanding Police Oversight Models and Advocacy Methods
Learn about models of civilian and community oversight of policing and the role of the legal profession.
More than a Seat at the Table: Why Meaningful and Equitable Representation Matters
This program explores the critical importance of why representation matters at all levels of government. Speakers will discuss the importance of providing meaningful opportunities to build a workforce reflective of diverse and vibrant communities.
Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford: Creating Meaningful and Lasting Change
Join us for a candid conversation with Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford highlighting the necessity of meaningful social justice, equitable representation, and elevating young lawyers in community service.
Inciting Change: Step One
Tune in for an honest conversation with accomplished attorneys of various ways by which you can get involved in public service and the skills they deem necessary to spark meaningful change in our communities.
The Lawyer’s Role in Social Movements
It is important that lawyers find their voice and play a role in advancing social movements. Lawyers are in a unique position to amplify the voices of activists and support social movements.
Running for Office 101
Are you interested in running for office? Looking for information on how to get started? Hear from elected officials about their decision to run for office, why it is critical for more young lawyers to run for office, and what skills a young lawyer already possesses that make you an ideal candidate.
Partners and Sponsors
Learn more about the groups that have partnered with The Men of Color Project.
The Men of Color Project collaborates with other groups across the country to put on programming.
Lawyers by Race & Ethnicity
According to the American Bar Association’s 2020 Profile of the Legal Profession, the percentage of lawyers who are men and women of color grew slowly over the past decade.