A step towards increasing diversity within the legal profession.
Since the conception of Life in Law, our main goal has been to help stem the exodus of women from the practice of law and we have been continually and diligently searching for practical and meaningful steps we can take to make that happen. Last June, we pledged to advocate for real change and challenge the systemic racism and discrimination that continues to hinder the legal profession.
“We are excited to announce that we have established the University of Victoria (UVic) Faculty of Law Life in Law Diversity Award”, says co-founder Kim Jakeman. “We began working with UVic last year and are pleased to finally be able to share the news.” The Life in Law Diversity Award will award $1,000 each year to an undergraduate Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour (BIPOC) woman student entering the UVic Faculty of Law. The first disbursement of the Award has been approved for September 2021.
“This award, although a small step, is one in the right direction”, chimed in co-founder Una Radoja, “and we hope it will assist BIPOC women law students in realizing their careers. We are proud to be amongst the organizations and firms advocating for real change within our community.”