MISSION AND INITIATIVES

Our Mission
Blueprint JD is passionate about diversity in the legal profession. We believe the key to achieving diversity is through the students themselves, who too often lack the information, resources, and connections necessary to achieve their career goals. Blueprint JD bridges this gap, offering tailored …

Our Mission

Blueprint JD is passionate about diversity in the legal profession. We believe the key to achieving diversity is through the students themselves, who too often lack the information, resources, and connections necessary to achieve their career goals. Blueprint JD bridges this gap, offering tailored career information and advice to diverse law students. By giving students access to helpful, relevant guidance, Blueprint JD helps diverse law students succeed in their legal careers.

It’s about time. Three little words. But three powerful words when faced with the dilemma of diversity in traditional legal careers. It’s about time for diversity. It’s about time for meaningful guidance for diverse law students. It’s about time that success in law firms is not the exception, but the rule. For Blueprint JD, that time is now.

Our Initiatives

Careerboard

Through its online Careerboard, Blueprint JD ensures that diverse law students are equally aware of the many opportunities that exist. We research opportunities in over 40 major legal markets, connecting with law firms, bar associations, legal employer groups, law school career services and others to gather information. Blueprint JD introduces law students to the opportunities available on our Careerboard using social media, student organizations and other peer-to-peer networks. By using a grassroots approach to spread the word, Blueprint JD increases the number of applications for legal diversity opportunities.

REGIONCITIES
NortheastBoston, MA; Hartford, CT; Stamford, CT; New York, NY
Mid-AtlanticBaltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, DC; Wilmington, DE
SoutheastAtlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Charlotte, NC; Jackson, MS; Louisville, KY; Miami, FL; Nashville, TN; Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL
MidwestChicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI: Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, KS; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; St. Louis, MO
South CentralAustin, TX; Dallas, TX: Houston, TX; Little Rock, AR; New Orleans, LA; Oklahoma City, OK
Mountain WestDenver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT
Pacific WestLos Angeles, CA; Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA

Blog

Blueprint JD’s blog offers diverse law students helpful information and advice about legal careers. Diverse law students, a number of whom are first-generation law students, do not have a ready career mentor. Blueprint JD has assembled a diverse editorial team reflecting the various communities of diverse law students. We publish content on a number of topics including academic performance, mentoring, networking and the job search process. We also introduce students to new practice areas and cities they may not have otherwise considered in their job search. Blueprint JD’s meaningful guidance helps diverse students achieve as law students and young lawyers.

New Media Internships

The Blueprint JD Internship Program provides pre-law students with the opportunity to improve their research and writing skills and receive one-on-one mentoring from graduates of the nation’s top law schools. Blueprint JD interns explore the latest trends in diversity and legal diversity making the research and best practices available on our website. Our interns also author articles on how law impacts diverse communities. Through a rewarding and positive professional development experience, the Blueprint JD program encourages diverse students to pursue a career in law.