First Generation Law Students & Lawyers

First generation law students and lawyers face unique challenges and opportunities. At CSU|LAW, they are also not alone. In his Monday Morning Message for the start of the academic year, Dean Lee Fisher noted that this year’s student body is made up of 70% of students who will be the first attorney in their family.

Here are some suggestions for resources to help any first generation law student feel supported and find their community:

Do This: Join the CSU|LAW First Generation Lawyers Organization (FGLO) or the ABA First-Gen Initiative, ABA student membership is free.

Listen To This:

Jones Day Talks: Perspectives and Pathways: Life as a First-Generation Lawyer [listen]

On Getting the Support You Need to Succeed as a First Generation Professional with Rukayatu Tijani – The Happy Lawyer Project [listen]

More Grit, Less ‘Polish.’ What It Means to Be a First Generation Lawyer – [listen]

Watch This: Thriving as a First-Generation Lawyer: From Law Student through the Practice of Law – ABA Young Lawyers Division [watch]

Read this:

Helping First-Generation Lawyers Thrive – Law Practice Today [read]

Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving As a New Lawyer [read]

Find more wellness resources on our guide – Mental Health and Well-Being – Resources for Law Students.  This week’s wellness posts sponsored by the CSU|LAW Wellness Committee.