Winston & Strawn launches free online course to help first-generation and diverse law students succeed in law school
CHICAGO, October 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Winston & Strawn LLP today announced the launch of Winston & Strawn Law School Experience, a free virtual course created to help first-generation and diverse pre-law and law students improve their academic performance at law school.
The Winston & Strawn Law School Experience addresses the fact that many first-generation and diverse law students face inequitable access to resources (including tutoring, mentoring, and networking) that are key success in law school and in the legal profession. This program aims to correct this by providing a methodology to develop the skills expected and required by law schools.
The program offers instructional videos on topics such as:
- Pass the law school exams;
- Read and analyze case law; and
- Write a useful and comprehensive lesson plan for law school.
The program is self-paced and lasts approximately six to seven hours. Upon completion, students earn a certificate that can be added to LinkedIn profiles and resumes.
“We are launching this program in an effort to break down the barriers that many first-generation and diversity law students face when considering and entering law school with the goal of leveling the playing field. and increase the pool of talented law students entering our profession,” said Bill O’Neila litigation partner in ChicagoChairman of Winston’s Hiring Committee and main driver of this initiative.
Bill continued, “Law schools are fantastic for teaching students about law; in contrast, the law school experience teaches students how to succeed at law school. The program is designed to provide practical skills that we believe will improve students’ grades and ultimately their employment prospects, which in turn will diversify and strengthen the legal profession. »
“Nothing is more important to the future of legal education and the practice of law than providing students with an equal opportunity to learn and excel,” said Winston’s president. Tom Fitzgerald. “We encourage students to take advantage of this resource, and we look forward to engaging participants from diverse backgrounds as they pursue their legal education and promising careers.”
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with 16 offices in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. More information about the company is available at www.winston.com.
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