June 10, 2013

AJMLS Hosts High School Pipeline Program on Campus


The State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program (GDP) in partnership with Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) and The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Inc. (LIWOCA) sponsored its 6th High School Pipeline Program.  The program was held at AJMLS from May 28 – June 7, 2013 where  Teach for America’s Pierce Hand taught the students daily one-hour sessions of grammar and writing; and speech classes were taught by the school’s law professors, attorneys at GDP member law firms and corporations, and LIWOCA attorneys.  The students visited law firms and corporate law offices daily where they were mentored on topics including social media etiquette, dining room etiquette, credit, study skills, interviewing skills and selecting the college of your choice.   Students also engaged in one-on-one mentoring sessions with attorneys and summer associates.  The program concluded with an oral and written competition and an ice cream social at one of the GDP firms.