ERIC Number: ED090816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
A Step Toward Equal Justice: Programs to Increase Black Lawyers in the South.
Evans, Eli, Ed.
An extensive evaluation of 5 years of grants from private foundations, corporations, and individuals to increase the number of black lawyers in the South is summarized in this pamphlet. The results of the evaluation of the Earl Warren Legal Training Program, Inc., and the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council indicated: (1) Larger numbers of black students are staying in the South to go to law school and intend to stay there to practice. (2) Applications from blacks have risen steadily at Southern law schools. (3) Increasing numbers of black students made it easier to recruit and appoint the first black law professors at six southern state university law schools. (4) Larger numbers of young black lawyers are establishing law practices across the South. (5) Young black lawyers are being drawn into a larger leadership role in their communities. While the report points out that gains have been made, the lack of representation and injustice continues to plague blacks living across the South. This report challenges the Southern institutions to refocus their perceptions sufficiently to accommodate the changing ambitions of black students. Part two focuses on a young black lawyer in Columbus, Georgia- his problems, aspirations, and why he chose Columbus to practice. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.