Volunteer Attorneys and Law Students Encourage Students to Consider Careers in Law Through Diversity Pipeline Project

By Alberto Rodriguez
November 7, 2011

Volunteer attorneys and students from the Phoenix School of Law and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU came together to expose seventh and eighth grade students at Cloves C. Campbell Elementary School about careers in law through the Bar's Diversity Pipeline Project.

On Friday, November 4, eight volunteers conducted fun and engaging in-class activities that exposed the students to the legal profession.

Volunteers

  • Heather Chase
  • Isaac Hernandez
  • William Knight
  • Sonia Martinez
  • Clarence Matherson
  • Ben Taylor
  • Keo'vonne Wilson

Ben Taylor, attorney volunteer, enjoyed leading activities for the Diversity Pipeline Project. He sees the value in exposing future generations to the legal profession through the engaging program. He states, "Seeing the students actively participate - and actually enjoy -  the activities that expose them to the legal profession is exciting. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment knowing that my time with them could lead them to great things, especially a career in law."

The Diversity Pipeline Project is one of the cornerstones of the State Bar's diversity and inclusion efforts.  The project seeks to work in partnership with Arizona's law firms, schools, colleges, organizations, etc. to encourage young people, especially people in the underrepresented populations, to consider careers in the law profession.