Black Future Lawyers (BFL) aims to engage Black-identified undergraduate students, helping demystify the pathways to law while also helping students see themselves and be successful in the profession.
The new program builds on earlier efforts by the law school to increase representation. In 2005, the Faculty of Law created one of the largest law-related youth outreach programs in North America. Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) has since had a transformative impact on high school students facing personal or systemic barriers to success. The award-winning access program is designed to support and motivate students by exposing them to law and justice through workshops, mentorship and employment programs. Many graduates have continued on to post-secondary education and second-entry programs, including law.
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