Paik Awarded $500,000 NSF Grant for Study on Diversity in Law School

Anthony Paik, Professor of Sociology, and Steve Boutcher, Executive Officer of the Law and Society Association and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Science Research, are part of a team that was awarded a $500,000 NSF grant to fund research examining diversity and networking in law school.

Networking is considered a key component of the law school experience. Students are expected to form connections that will lead to success in their studies and career development. However, students from diverse backgrounds – racial minority, multiracial, and international law students – may not have the same level of access to “resource-rich” social networks in law school. This study hopes to collect data and examine the ways networking inequality affects the value of legal education.

via SBS Communications