Partners in creating a more diverse legal community
A shared commitment to the advancement of diversity by New England Law | Boston and the Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) is highlighted in this video featuring Dean John F. O’Brien, BLG Executive Director Carolyn Golden Hebsgaard, and Manish Mathur ’14. The video examines how New England Law and BLG are helping students of color with “great expectations” achieve their dreams in law school and beyond.
The BLG’s mission is to support the efforts of its member organizations to identify, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color. As noted by Carolyn Golden Hebsgaard, “In today’s legal organizations, diversity is not merely ‘nice-to-have’; it is critical to productivity, growth, and economic prosperity.”
BLG Executive Director Carolyn Golden Hebsgaard
New England Law | Boston was founded in 1908 to provide legal education to women at a time when they were often excluded from advanced professional study. This legacy of encouraging diversity in law school has expanded over the years to include and support others from groups that historically have faced obstacles as they strive to reach their professional goals.
For more information about New England Law's opportunities for students of color, please visit the diversity section on this website.
Manish Mathur '14