Paul L. Caron

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Law Schools Help First-Gen Students

ABA Journal, Law School Group Helps First-Gen Law Students Get 'a Leg Up':

Some say that law school is a game, and you’re at a loss if you come in not knowing how it’s played.

“There are times when you don’t know how to associate with the people you’re associating with in the legal profession, and it can feel like a glass ceiling,” Cameron Chan, a second-year law student at Boston University, whose parents did not finish high school, told the school’s website.

He’s a member of First Generation Professionals, a law school group founded in 2017, which focuses on both mentoring and the “sometimes arcane rules of decorum,” according to the news release.

Pepperdine Law School, First Generation Students:

Pepperdine Law is excited to support students who are the first in their family to graduate from college. Through our "First Gen" initiatives, we strive to foster a community that establishes mentors, creates opportunities, and opens dialogue about what it means to be a First Gen law student.

Alexis Joyce head shot
Alexis Joyce
Associate Director of Career Development
Chair of First Generation Initiatives

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