Who Owns the Pathway? Broadening Access to the Legal Profession

This session will explore the range of measures being taken across various jurisdictions to ensure that the legal profession is diverse and reflective of the communities which it serves. The session will be delivered in two parts: the first will be a pre-recorded introduction with input from lawyers who have direct experience of overcoming barriers to the profession. Each will give a short introduction and outline their own experience of the barriers they faced and their experience of the “”pathway””. This will be followed by presentations from three jurisdictions who are making efforts to remove barriers and increase diversity in the profession. The focus on the session will be on exploring practical initiatives and their impact on lawyer diversity.

  • Exploring Barriers to the Profession
  • Initiatives to increase representation and diversity
  • “Levelling up”



  • Zack DeMeola, Director of Legal Education and the Legal Profession, IAALS


  • Neville Carter, CEO and Principal Executive Governor, College of Law Australia
  • Meera E. Deo, Director, Law School Survey of Student Engagement
  • Rob Marrs, Head of Education and Diversity, Law Society of Scotland


Sep 28 2021


21:00 - 22:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 28 2021
  • Time: 22:00 - 23:00

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