There is a growing movement in the legal profession to create a more diverse workforce, with ever more diversity projects and access schemes springing up. Below is a list of several such schemes, but it is by no means definitive – if you’re aware of a scheme that isn’t on here, please email us at email@example.com.
Aspiring Solicitors is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession by, among other things, providing free access, opportunity and assistance to students from underrepresented groups, and promoting and encouraging diversity from within the profession.
Non-practising solicitor Debo Nwauzu founded BLD in 2006 to promote diversity within the legal profession and provide a forum for networking.
Founded in 2004, the scheme supports outstanding individuals facing significant barriers to becoming a solicitor, whether the challenges are social, educational, personal or financial.
Pathways to Law is an initiative for state school students who are interested in a legal career and will be first-generation attendees at university.
The programme aims to support students from ethnic minorities throughout their legal studies at the University of Warwick and, in turn, increase diversity within the legal profession.