DePaul Law and Chicago Committee collaborate to launch law school pipeline program

The Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms and DePaul University College of Law are proud to announce their collaboration on LegalTrek 2017.

The Chicago Committee is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote racial and ethnic diversity in large Chicago law firms and in the Chicago community through programming, business development and networking opportunities, LegalTrek is an original Chicago Committee pipeline program that ran successfully from 2008 to 2012. Under the leadership of legal diversity champion Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea, LegalTrek will continue to inspire and empower minority students interested in joining the legal profession. LegalTrek’s mission is to diversify the Chicago legal community by encouraging and supporting college students from historically underrepresented groups to attend law school.

LegalTrek scholars will attend summer classes at DePaul Law, where they will increase their understanding of the role of the law in society, the different kinds of lawyers and legal career options, and successful strategies for applying to law school. LegalTrek scholars will be linked with mentors and coaches from the Chicago Committee (some of who are now LegalTrek alumni themselves). LegalTrek 2017 is designed to showcase Chicago’s legal community to diverse college students wishing to enter the profession and providing them with a clear roadmap to success.

Applications for LegalTrek 2017 will be available in January.