Pipeline Parity Project
We are law students working with students, faculty, and alumni at our institution and others to end harassment and discrimination in the legal profession.
We are concerned about how harassment and discrimination systemically push talented law students and lawyers out of the pipelines to important professional and intellectual experiences—and ultimately how this discrimination affects the law itself.
For more information, visit: PipelineParityProject.org.
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Don't Let Law Firms Hide Harassment and DiscriminationWe believe these contracts are harmful because they shift claims related to mistreatment at work, such as discrimination, sexual harassment, or denials of family leave, out of court and into secretive proceedings that often unfairly favor the employer. Students who are expected to sign these agreements may have no notice of these policies until after they have accepted their offers. As a result, they have no meaningful power to negotiate these terms or seek alternative employment. NALP is uniquely positioned to gather and distribute this information to law students. We hope that NALP will use its influence to collect and disseminate this information, which is critical to us as we make important decisions about our futures. Specifically, we urge NALP to adopt the following questions: 1: Does your firm require any employees (including summer associates, first-year associates, paralegals, or other non-lawyer staff) to sign a mandatory arbitration contract, regarding certain or any types of disputes, as a condition of employment? 2: If yes, does this mandatory arbitration agreement include a non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement which encompasses workplace misconduct? As the dominant organization in legal recruiting and career development, NALP’s leadership in this matter can effect meaningful change because it will empower students to make career choices that align more closely with their values. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on this issue.1,013 of 2,000 SignaturesCreated by Pipeline Parity Project