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Bar Association of San Francisco Member Benefits: Publications

What a Difference a Year Can Make

BASF 2010 Diversity Year in Review

 

By Jayne Salinger, Pipeline Programs Director

 

It is nothing short of inspiring the difference donated dollars and volunteers hours can make in the lives of high school, undergraduate and law students making their way through the diversity pipeline.

Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships
Jessica Flores (UC Hastings College of the Law) and Kristen Corpion (UC Berkeley School of Law) were BASF’s 2010 scholarship recipients. These scholarships were generously donated by Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass and Keker & Van Nest.

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

The 2010 Career Fair brought together 46 employers, and approximately 200 rising 2L students from law schools around the country. Students were invited to attend a welcome reception at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and a career panel where speakers addressed how they have used diversity to strengthen their legal careers.

Putting for the Pipeline Charity Golf Tournament

Ninety golfers played in BASF’s Second Annual Golf Tournament. At the end of the day, players gathered for a dinner and raffle. Special guests included State Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin, and Bill Neukom and Jack Bair of the San Francisco Giants. All proceeds from this event support BASF’s Diversity Pipeline Programs.

Destination Law School

The award-winning Destination Law School program continues to provide law school preparation workshops and LSAT scholarships to undergraduate students bound for law school. Last year, more than 50 attorneys and law students visited over a dozen college campuses, providing information about the law school application process and the legal profession.

Law Academy

For the 13th straight year, Law Academy high school students worked during the summer in 56 law firms and attorneys combined to make it possible for 51 students to work as interns in law, government and non-profit legal offices.

School-To-College

When comparing students taking advantage of this college-readiness program to those who do not: 68% went onto a four-year school compared to 47% respectively.

Mock Trial

Eight firms sponsored; 30 attorneys and judges volunteered as judges and scorers; 53 attorneys volunteered four months to coach; six high schools and 120 students all made the 2010 San Francisco County Mock Trial competition possible.

For more information about volunteering or donating with any of BASF’s diversity pipeline programs, email Jareem Gunter at jgunter@sfbar.org.

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