We envision a world in which the legal landscape reflects the diversity of our communities. A more diverse legal community is a more just community.
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LEAP FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: ANDAIYE
What is LEAP?
We provide comprehensive law school admissions assistance through a nine-month fellowship. The LEAP fellowship gives students access and exposure to practicing attorneys, and offers a meticulously designed curriculum to help them become competitive law school applicants, successful law students, and future changemakers.
Why get involved with LEAP?
The legal sector wields power to promote a justice system that works for all citizens, and to lift up those who are living on the margins of society. The profession also supplies positions of leadership and authority, like lawmakers and executives. LEAP builds equity and access by working with students who are underrepresented in the legal field. We help LEAP Fellows to prepare for law school and a successful career as lawyers and change agents in their communities through a transformative nine month fellowship. Be part of the change and join our efforts.
We look forward to working with prospective law school students in our second fellowship cohort starting in January 2021. Visit the application page for information on eligibility and the timeline to apply for the next cohort.
Legal Education Access Pipeline
This work matters.
Pipeline programs play an important role in building equity in our legal system and our society. They make sure that there’s better representation of our communities among lawmakers, among legal professionals, and in positions of leadership. When there’s better representation in the legal profession, marginalized groups also have a better shot at being represented equitably in court or being considered when legislation is drafted. Representation matters.
There is an enormous opportunity to improve representation in the California legal system where LEAP is based. For instance, Latinx attorneys make up only 6% of law professionals while accounting for 35% of the state population.
These firms do not represent the organization and their names appear
only as a reference of those firms that participate in the LEAP program.