Why a site for minority students pursuing law?
During the process of applying to law school, I realized that as a minority student, what was necessary for me to be successful was not in any book, it was not addressed at any conference and it was not plain as day.
I think it is important to start by looking at the numbers. The graph shows the number of admits by ethnicity from fall 2000 through fall 2004. There is a huge discrepancy between the number of Caucasian/White admits and the number of minority admits. Also, note that through the years, not every ethnic group has shown an increase in admits that reflect and increase in the number of applicants to law schools.
Take some time to look at some data I have analyzed on my Data Page.
The truth is, minority students interested in studying law have barriers and advantages that they must understand in order to be successful applicants.
This site is designed especially for minority students, to offer encouragement and advice to help more underrepresented minorities get into top law schools and become part of the elite group that makes America so special.
I learned a lot about myself and about admissions in the process of applying to law school. I also learned that there was a need for a site like this.
I decided to look back and help others coming after me because I would not be where I am today if I had not been helped by others.
This site will give students planning to go to law school a place to start. I am providing guidelines that I developed based on my experiences and the experiences of other minority students who were both successful and unsuccessful in their quest for law school. I think we need to learn from both successes and failures- that way failures are fruitful.