The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law
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Newsletter articles from 2012
A message from Committee Chair Daniel Saeedi.
A message from Committee Chair Ebony Huddleston.
ISBA/JTBF Law and Leadership Institute: Inspiring Leaders—Changing lives
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!
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.
Winnebago County Bar Association co-sponsors Community Night
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.