Anonymous User wrote: Unitas wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just to add to the mix - what about age? I'm a 43 year old 1L: 20 years WE, a kid, very non traditional path but not URM. It never occurred to me that this could count as "diverse." Could it?
Go look at any firm's partner bio section then come back and tell us how an older white male is in any way diverse.
Life experiences don't make diversity.
Actually, I'm not a male. But thanks, anyway.
That was highly relevant information. Females do appear to get a boost in firm hiring based on anecdotal evidence I've seen and the consensus on here.
Depending on the diversity fair you can likely go. Ask your career services office about them.
I don't know of any scholarships or firm positions based on being a female but I also didn't look. They are likely out there.
I don't know for sure that females are per se in a diversity category but I would think so.
see here as one example after a two second google search and first link I clicked: http://www.sillscummis.com/about/diversity.asp
, Women events are under their diversity initiatives.
Again though, this will have nothing to do with your age or life experiences.