Over the past few years, most large U.S. law firms have devoted increasing resources to diversity initiatives as well as to the management and administration of these efforts. Nearly all have developed their own unique cultural approach and methods of administration. This book was developed to provide law students and practicing lawyers with the essential objective information necessary to meaningfully evaluate these firms' diversity initiatives and programs. We hope that the information contained within this guide will enable law students and mid-career lawyers to match their interests and career objectives with an appropriate firm, as well as enable corporate in-house counsel, as buyers of legal services, to shed light and make meaningful comparisons among the diversity efforts underway at the law firms with which they do business or are considering doing business.
This fifth edition of the Vault/MCCA Guide to Law Firm Diversity Programs is our most extensive to date, with detailed diversity profiles of more than 270 law firms across the country.