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…

Legal Diversity – Just When You Think It Couldn’t Get Any Worse

Microsoft Raising the Bar - Preview Slide

It is no secret that the legal profession is woefully lacking in diversity and fails to reflect the society in which we live.  Microsoft recently commissioned a study analyzing the lack of African American…

The Benefits of Joining Diverse Law Student Organizations

The Benefits of Joining a Diverse Law Student Organization

At some point during your law school experience, you will likely considering joining at least one student group. Many students immediately gravitate toward Law Review, moot court, and Securities/Tax/Public Interest Law Association. All of…

The Freedom to Marry: A History Lesson

Marriage Equality

This week, the United States Supreme Court heard two cases regarding the fundamental right to marry and the role of state and federal governments in same-sex unions. However, before you dive into the oral…

Happy MLK Day!

Happy MLK Day

Blueprint JD is DC-based so we are in a celebratory mood.  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Inauguration Day have us downright giddy.  Though, as an advice blog, we are focused on the future,…

Why Law Firm Diversity Programs Fail

Why Law Firm Diversity Programs Fail

Diversity oddly seems to be the only area where major law firms and the hardcore overachievers who run them are content with mediocrity. It’s not that law firms haven’t thrown money at diversity – sponsoring…

Coping with Bias at Your Law Firm

coping with bias at the law firm

In an earlier article, I discussed how to get comfortable with your identity and bring your best self to work. But, what happens when once you get there? Diverse lawyers encounter daily affronts to…

An Inconvenient Truth About Bias

An Inconvenient Truth About Bias

In Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go from Well-Meaning to Well-Doing, Vernā Myers provides a how-to guide for those seeking to champion diversity in their one-on-one dealings and their law firms. Myers uses race,…

What We’re Reading – The Intersections Between Law, Diversity and Success

What We're Reading

Blueprint JD’s mission revolves around career advice for diverse law students and attorneys.  You can say that we’re nerds about the intersections between diversity, law, and success.  We’re also (surprise) voracious readers, and the…