- New report highlights career movement for Asian American lawyers
- Social and political issues are increasingly more important
(Reuters) – A new study has found that Asian American attorneys continue to be underrepresented in the top echelons of the legal profession, but are making progress in federal courts, in-house legal departments and law school enrollment.
A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law 2.0 — a collaboration between the American Bar Foundation, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and several law schools, with California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu among the authors — is a follow-up to an influential 2017 reports on Asian Americans in the law. That study identified the hurdles of Asian Americans face in the legal profession, including stereotypes and a lack of mentorship.
“In terms of representation, I think we’ve seen some interesting progress,” Liu said Monday during an online presentation on the new study. “But across