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  1. Oregon State Bar Affirmative Action Program http://www.osbar.org/programs/aap

  2. " . . . model for the nation . . ." “Growing a Diverse Legal Community” - ABA’s Goal IX, 2002 Sandra Yamate, Director ABA Commission On Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession “The state of a state: Exemplary diversity efforts in Oregon,” ABA Bar Leader May-June 2002

  3. Opportunities for Law in Oregon a recruitment and retention strategy for ethnic minority law students OLIO

  4. MapQUEST Enter starting address Enter destination address Bag End, Hobbiton, The Shire The Cracks of Doom, Mordor Get Directions

  5. DiversityQuest Enter starting address Enter destination address Young Selena of Portland, Oregon Law School USA; Portland Law firm Get Directions

  6. 1997 Predicate Study

  7. AAP - The Re-Vision ALLOCATIVE NON-ALLOCATIVE Funding Outreach (OLIO) * Scholarships * Orientation * Clerkship Stipends * Networking * Public Honors * Workshops Fellowships - Study * Bar Exam Grants - Bar Exam - LWR * Emp. Retreat * Clerkship Luncheons

  8. The Diversity Paradox according to Stella Recruit for difference. Recognize and retain for sameness.

  9. Principle #1 Ethnic Minority and “White” law students come to the legal community and leave the legal community for the same reasons. - College of Hard Knocks

  10. Principle #2 “An individual’s approach to learning and demonstration of what he or she has learned is influenced by the values, norms, and socialization practices of the culture in which that individual has been enculturated.” “Teaching American Indian Students” - Jon Reyhner, editor

  11. Principle #3 Individuals progress faster, cheaper, better as a group. - OLIO Trial & Error

  12. OLIO Calendar • OLIO Orientation • Turbocharging Law Study; Legal Writing • BOWLIO • Employment Retreat • Spring Social (graduating students) • Bar Exam Workshop • Clerkship Luncheons

  13. Pride Diligence Resilience Familial Bonds Stamina Sense of Community Self Confidence Honor Honor Advocacy Respect Reward Stature Justice Fairness Equality Culture of OriginCulture of Choiceyourself the law

  14. Pride . . . Shame Diligence . . . Defeat Resilience . . . Auto pilot Familial Bonds . . . Isolation Stamina . . . Deflation Community . . . Loneliness Self Confidence . . . Self doubt Honor . . . Emptiness White Predominantly Male Aggressive Self-centered Hierarchical Rude Condescending Predictable Culture of OriginCulture of Choiceyourselfthe law

  15. Pride Diligence Resilience Familial Bonds Stamina Confidence Self Confidence Honor Community - connect with others similarly situated (across school lines) Skills in safe settings (law study and bar exam) Alliances outside of community Veteran ties (students & lawyers) OSB's “Next Gens” Culture of Origin OLIO yourself builds/restores

  16. Mentoring/Networking (caveats per OLIO) Don't/s & Do/s • Don’t rely solely on Match.com • Do set up multi-partner blind dates - avoid 1:1 • Do make date settings memorable • Do capitalize on culture • Do actively break barriers • Do train the “mentee” how to train the mentor • Don’t solely rely on the Power of One • Do construct an unincorporated village • Do include Weird Uncle Al & Loud Auntie Stella • For the Younger . . . Don’t focus on “Lawyer Model” • Do focus on the fun & adventure of the learning process • Do include Primary Caregivers

  17. "All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkein