Legal Pathways works to generate equitable access to legal education and careers. Legal Pathways adopts a broad understanding of legal careers with a grounding in social justice and a commitment to fostering student empowerment. Recognizing the disparities in legal education, Legal Pathways prioritizes supporting first-generation students, students of color, and other students underrepresented in the legal field to expand the law school pipeline and increase access to law and law-related careers for the University of Washington Tacoma students.
We work to:
Provide students with the knowledge necessary to negotiate their way through a diverse range of law-related careers;
Assist UWT students to become as competitive as possible for law school and law-related graduate programs, and widen the pipeline into those careers;
Support and expand our community based law-related curriculum;
Identify and mentor a cohort of UW Tacoma students with strong promise for diversifying the legal field;
Enhance pathways for legal talent to return to our community.
Support and provide community outreach, education and engagement;
Advocate for a just legal system in our local community