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Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the LawThe newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law

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Newsletter articles from 2012

Chair’s column By Daniel R. Saeedi November 2012 A message from Committee Chair Daniel Saeedi.
Chair’s column By Ebony R. Huddleston April 2012 A message from Committee Chair Ebony Huddleston. 
Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago proudly becomes a NAPABA affiliate By Gary Zhao November 2012 Formed in 1986, the Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago now has about 150 current members and proudly became an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association in March of this year.
Diversity In Law Schools, Diversity in the Legal Profession: Recent history and a few facts April 2012 The Law & Leadership Institute is an exciting week-long residential program designed to introduce high school students of diverse backgrounds to the legal system, expose them to careers in the law, and provide them with practical tools for achieving their educational goals.  
ISBA/JTBF Law and Leadership Institute: Inspiring Leaders—Changing lives April 2012 Law school admissions show a disturbing trend: although students of color have near-parity with white students’ GPAs and LSAT scores, the percentage and number of minority students (especially African-American and Latino students) admitted to law schools has declined significantly since 1993.
Me no English! By Hua Wang November 2012 As a volunteer English Language Learner teacher in Chicago's Chinatown, the author has seen first-hand that English is the key to getting better jobs, understanding and defending one’s rights, and moving up the socioeconomic ladder.
Spotlight on accomplished committee member Gary Zhao By Sharon L. Eiseman November 2012 Gary embodies the values the ISBA encourages and cherishes in its best attorneys.
The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic—Helping the nation’s veterans By Angelique Palmer and Yolaine Dauphin April 2012 The VLSC trains students and attorneys throughout the State of Illinois through Continuing Legal Education programs and Veteran Advocacy training.  
What determines a person’s success? You’d be surprised! By Sharon L. Eiseman April 2012 A review of Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers.
Winnebago County Bar Association co-sponsors Community Night April 2012 The Winnebago County Bar Association Diversity Committee and the YMCA of Rock River Valley cosponsored a community outreach night in Rockford on March 28th. Attended by more than 80 high school and middle school students, members of the Winnebago County Bar Association and judiciary from the Illinois 17th Judicial Circuit, the purpose of the event was to educate youth about the legal profession.