This toolkit was co-created by If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice and URGE California to support reproductive justice undergraduate activists and others considering pursuing a legal degree.
The “Is Law School For Me?” toolkit will introduce law school as an option after undergraduate studies, educate student advocates on how to leverage higher education and academia, and help reproductive justice (RJ) advocates determine whether law school or grad school is an avenue for their goals. This toolkit aims to guide students in making informed decisions after graduation and increase awareness on careers in the reproductive justice movement. There is a lot of misinformation about law school requirements. In an effort to help people make the right decision about whether law school is the route for them, we want to create institutional knowledge particularly for first-generation college students, Black, Indigenous, and students of color, immigrants, people from low-income backgrounds, trans and gender non-binary people, parents, and other underrepresented identities in law school. We aim to diversify the identities of the next generation of lawyers, diversify the work legal professionals do, and change the face of lawyering!