Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

"After the J.D." Project

The Southwestern University Law Review
presents a Scholarly Symposium

The "After the J.D." Project and Urban Legal Careers

Monday, October 9, 2006, 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Southwestern Law School Campus

Symposium Co-Sponsored by
American Bar Foundation (ABF)
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)

Download the PowerPoint file shown by Luncheon Speaker Paula Patton (PDF)

This Symposium will focus on the early results of the first ever national longitudinal study of lawyer careers, the "After the J.D." Project.

The multi-million dollar "After the J.D." study is funded by the Access Group, the American Bar Foundation (ABF), the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), and the National Science Foundation, among others, and is headquartered at the ABF. The study is tracking the careers of nearly 5,000 lawyers who were admitted to the bar in the year 2000 and explores such issues as the role of race and gender, law school grades, law school attended, job settings, and how other factors play into early career moves and the satisfaction that beginning lawyers get from their professional practices.

The Symposium will pay particular attention to the careers of urban lawyers and the role of law schools linked closely to urban careers. Bryant Garth, Dean of Southwestern Law School and the former director of the ABF, has served on the Executive Coordinating Committee of the project since its inception and will be joined at Southwestern by the other principals of the project as well as leading commentators from the academic and professional worlds.

Registration fees:

$75 - Non-Southwestern Alumni seeking 6.25 hours of CLE credit

$50 - Southwestern Alumni seeking 6.25 hours of CLE credit, and members of Symposium co-sponsoring organizations

$40 - Those not seeking CLE credit

Complimentary - Southwestern students, faculty and staff (RSVP required)

RSVP by October 2 to the Student Affairs Office.

View a printable brochure, with complete agenda and registration information (PDF)