What's wrong: The legal profession is experiencing a diversity crisis. The progress on combating the problem has been deemed "frustratingly slow" and "slowing" by the American Bar Association. Currently in the United States, African Americans represent 12.3% of the population, but only 3% of attorneys.
Our goal: Loyola Pipeline Project is aimed at providing minority students with exposure to the law while setting them on the path to gaining the qualifications required for a successful law school applicant.
What we do: We help at-risk minority high school students at Harlan Academy get into college. As a result of working with law students, the high school students involved in the project will inevitably be more likely to consider pursuing a career in law.
Law student volunteers help in three ways.
- Mentors will be assigned to a high school senior to assist the student through the college application process.
- ACT seminar teachers will teach students useful tips and methods for taking the ACT.
- Writing seminar teachers will teach high school seniors how to write an effective personal statement for college applications.