On this past Saturday, September 24th, the CDO hosted the 23rd Annual Louisiana State Bar Association Minority Involvement Section (LSBA MIS) Job Fair. Minority law students from the state’s four law schools (Tulane, Loyola, Southern, and LSU) participated in interview opportunities with 12 employers, representing both the public and private sector. Additionally, 15 employers had informational tables set up in the law school lobby and MPR. TLS was well represented, as 20 of our students participated in interviews, and 7 of our students served as volunteers. Tulane Law School alum and US Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana Jim Letten commented on how impressed he was with both the number and quality of students that he met at the job fair.
The job fair concluded with a diversity networking lunch in the LBC Ballroom. Dean Meyer and representatives from the LSBA MIS gave remarks. Additionally, employer sponsors of the job fair were awarded certificates of appreciation, and several students won door prizes. TLS student Amanda Austin (2L) was awarded a $250 book scholarship.
This year’s job fair was a complete success, and we look forward to continuing to work with the LSBA MIS to promote diversity in the legal profession.
For questions about diversity initiatives at Tulane Law School, please contact Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, Lezlie A. Griffin, at email@example.com