Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

From Poverty to JD

2020 April Bar Bulletin

By Shaunita Felder

I come from the wrong part of town. I am an inner city, black, bisexual woman. I am a first-generation college and law student. According to all that, I am not supposed to be a lawyer. I am one of the undesirables. I went to the wrong undergraduate school — a historically black university. I attended the wrong law school. I have not worked at a law firm or corporation so there is nothing that I can offer the legal profession.

Who said this? You.

The legal profession continues to disseminate outdated ideals of the past. Established attorneys are afraid of new lawyers whose paths are...

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