More ethnic minority lawyers needed

The Dutch lawyers association Orde van Advocaten is taking steps to encourage more ethnic minority law students to actually become lawyers.

Even though law is a popular subject among Dutch students with a Moroccan or Turkish background, law firms have remained ‘white bastions’ the organisation says. Ethnic minority law graduates tend to work for the government or as legal aids.
As part of the project, 187 third-year law students are being given special coaching – of whom around half have an ethnic minority background.

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