Ethnicity attainment gap evidence should be ‘wake up call’ for the sector – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 4th, 2024 in diversity, legal education, minorities, news, racism, reports, solicitors by tracey

‘Students from minority groups have often experienced racism and teachers’ low expectations of their capabilities. They do not see themselves reflected in the staff teaching at law schools and universities. Their learning is affected by microaggressions and bias in the classroom. With their confidence and self-belief knocked, they find it harder than white students to get legal work or paid training – not helped by recruitment processes that focus on exam results without looking at the story behind the grades.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th June 2024