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Jun. 19, 2024

Trends in law firm DEI practices

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Many law firms have revised their diversity fellowship programs, which offer summer associate positions and scholarships to diverse candidates, to focus on the diverse perspectives applicants may bring to the firm rather than their diverse characteristics.

Bonnie Lau

Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Bonnie Lau is partner of Morrison Foerster's Antitrust Law Group where she helps clients navigate internal and government antitrust investigations, enforcement proceedings, and class action litigation.

Across industries, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are in flux. Following the Supreme Court’s opinion in Students for Fair Admission v. Harvard (SFFA), 600 U.S. 131 (2023), and growing anti-DEI backlash from some sectors, law firms are fielding questions from clients about how to continue promoting diversity and inclusion in the post-SFFA landscape. This raises the question: what are law firms themselves doing?

In SFFA, ...

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