According to Greenberg Traurig, the firm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts have been recognized through its Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification Plus administered by The Diversity Lab, as well as by local, national, and global publications and organizations including Chambers and Partners. The firm has 2,400 attorneys in 43 offices, including three in Texas.
“We’re proud to have such generous support for this mission from Greenberg Traurig,” Dean Farnsworth said, “and we look forward to having more partners in this work as it goes forward.”
The Pipeline Program involves outreach, education, mentoring, and scholarship support. It includes specific initiatives and workshops tailored for students at each academic level, including outreach programs for high school students, application workshops for undergraduate students and recent college graduates, tuition scholarships for admitted students, and a “Thriving in Law School” program for current law students.
Cohort programming will include LSAT instruction, admissions coaching, law student and alumni mentoring, workshops presented by law school faculty and staff, and networking opportunities with practicing attorneys.
Eligibility was open to students who are either first-generation college students or members of a racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic group that is underrepresented in legal education, with at least a 3.00 grade-point average. Nearly 200 students applied for the 30 available spots in the cohort class. The cohort’s year-long program begins on June 4, 2022 and will culminate with a graduation planned for April 15, 2023.
“Partners like Greenberg Traurig are vital to the success of this initiative. We are grateful to the firm for its investment in preparing the next generation of attorneys for law school admission and success,” said Nicole Simmons, director of Pipeline Outreach and Development at Texas Law.
How to Support the Pipeline Program
Law firms looking to support aspiring lawyers in the Pipeline Program can contact Magda Herrera at email@example.com.