The Myth That Black Lawyers Can’t Write

Frustrated Lawyer At A Computer

Last year’s exchange between Scandal’s Olivia Pope and her father about having to “work twice as hard to get half as much” is familiar to African Americans.  The phrase has long been a mantra…

How to Succeed as a Summer Judicial Clerk

How to Succed as a Summer Judicial Clerk

Congratulations on securing your summer law clerkship. Similar to my earlier post, we are continuing the conversation about how you can be successful this summer. It is imperative that you hit the ground running…

What Not to Do as a Summer Associate

What Not To Do As A Summer Associate

Congratulations on securing your summer associate position at a law firm or corporation this summer.  As you know, the legal industry is a very competitive field with an ever-changing landscape. The days of securing…

Apply for Our Summer 2014 New Media Internship

Blueprint JD, Inc. is a nonprofit, new media organization committed to diversity in the legal profession. Founded by young attorneys and law students, Blueprint JD helps diverse law students empower their communities and succeed…

Check This Out – LOC Inaugural Legal Diversity Issue

Lawyers of Color, a media company founded by Yolanda Young that focuses on diverse lawyers,  has just released its Inaugural Legal Diversity Issue.  The Legal Diversity issue lists student and law firm-sponsored diversity organizations as…

Diversity Week in Review (Feb. 23 – Mar. 1, 2014)

Week in Review

This week on the legal diversity front: We do not live in a colorblind society, as recent incidents at UCLA Law and Michigan illustrate. State by state victories emerge for same-sex couples as courts strike down…

When is it Time to Leave Biglaw?

I Quit

We provide career advice, and usually that means we help our readers find jobs.  But sometimes, managing your career is about knowing when to quit.  For Biglaw associates, Deena Shanker at Buzzfeed serves up…

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014

Happy MLK Day! Though “I Have A Dream” is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most well-known speech, we also enjoy his moving talk to students  ”What is Your Life’s Blueprint?”  We hope that you took…

New to Law? 3 TED Videos That Will Change Your Job Search

TED Chairs

I kicked off 2013 watching TED Videos, and enjoyed it so much that I rang in 2014 the same way.  TED, a nonprofit devoted to sharing ideas from the world’s top thinkers, helps its…

Happy 2014 from Us to You!

Happy New Year from Us to You

Happy New Year! We at Blueprint JD want to thank you for your readership and support in 2013!  We have had an incredible year championing diversity in law and owe it to you. We…