Being a law student is considered one of the most challenging and stressful times during the path toward the practice of law. For first-generation law students, however, law school presents additional hurdles on their path toward a career in law.
First generation law students face a unique set of challenges. They are often navigating graduate school completely on their own without the network or support of some of their peers. Here, we acknowledge many of those demands and offer advice on how to overcome them to ensure that your law school experience is a fulfilling and successful endeavor.
A recently released national survey of law student perceptions and experiences on issues of diversity and inclusiveness revealed that law schools have more work to do if they want to make all of their students feel valued. This year’s
Bright students pay on average $43,020 dollars annually to become the world-changing attorneys they see in the news—those creating stay-at-home orders to halt the spread of COVID-19 or calling for the end of the qualified immunity doctrine to reduce police brutality against communities of color. To get into law school, these students
These first-in-their-family law students reveal how they built the foundation that many other students already have as they begin law school.
I first developed survival tools and then figured out how to survive without them.