Fox Rothschild Promotes Legal Industry Careers to Diverse High School Students at May 2 ConferenceMay 15, 2012 – Press Releases
As part of the firm’s diversity initiative, Fox Rothschild LLP held its second annual all-day educational conference for students from KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy on Wednesday, May 2.
The conference was the culmination of a multiweek program in which Fox Rothschild attorneys taught several areas of the law to students. The conference aimed to reinforce the students’ lessons with interactive workshops and gave them a glimpse into the firm’s business.
Chief Talent Officer Jean Durling with a student from KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy
“We are happy to use this opportunity to put our firm’s diversity initiative into action and educate our future workforce,” said Fox’s Chief Talent Officer Jean Durling. “The program offers us the chance to connect with students from KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy and provide insight into what it takes to build a career in the legal field.”
Fox is the only Philadelphia law firm participating in the Diversity Pipeline program, a joint effort between NALP (the Association for Legal Career Professionals, founded as the National Association for Law Placement) and Street Law, Inc., a nonprofit that creates programming to educate the public about legal issues.
Fox’s participation in the program furthers the firm’s commitment to promoting diversity within the legal community.
About KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy:
KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy (KDCA) is a free, open-enrollment public charter school that currently serves 108 ninth grade students. The school will expand one grade every year until it reaches full capacity with approximately 520 students in grade 9 through 12. KDCA is part of the acclaimed KIPP network of 99 high-performing, college preparatory charter schools serving more than 27,000 students in 22 cities across the country. The mission of KDCA is to provide students with a relevant, exciting and individualized learning environment, allowing students to emerge with the critical thinking, global vision and knowledge of self necessary to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.
About Street Law:
Street Law, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides practical, participatory education about law, democracy and human rights. With a unique blend of content and methodology, Street Law, Inc. uses techniques that promote cooperative learning, critical thinking, and the ability to participate in a democratic society. For 35 years, Street Law, Inc.'s programs and curricula have promoted knowledge of legal rights and responsibilities, engagement in the democratic process, and belief in the rule of law, among both youth and adults. To learn more visit www.streetlaw.org.
Founded in 1971, the National Association for Law Placement, Inc.® (NALP) is a nonprofit educational association of law schools and legal employers dedicated to facilitating legal career counseling and planning, recruitment and retention and the professional development of law students and lawyers.