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    Yellow Paper Series: Colored by Race: Bias in the Evaluation of Candidates of Color by Law Firm Hiring Committees – The 2015 Update (Nextions Original Research, 11/2015)

    This 2015 Update of “Colored by Race” is the 10 year update of the 2005 study and is based on data gathered in 2015 from confidential telephone interviews with 63 partners representing 49 large law firms throughout the United States.  Download to read more.

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    Diversity in Practice: “The difference between honor and excuses” (Chicago Lawyer, 10/2015)

    If diversity of backgrounds and perspectives gives us the ability to get inspiration and ideas from cultures and traditions different from our own, what, if any, is our responsibility to recognize and honor the sources for our inspiration and ideas?  Download to read more.

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    Diversity in Practice: “The bias we don’t want to talk about” (Chicago Lawyer, 07/2015)

    In 2011, St. Mary Medical Center of Northwest Indiana advertised its weight-loss and bariatric surgery services through a series of billboards that boldly stated: Obesity is a disease. Not a decision.  Download to read more.

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    Yellow Paper Series: Colored by Race: Bias in the Evaluation of Candidates of Color by Law Firm Hiring Committees (Nextions Original Research, 06/2015)

    We have learned a lot about racial/ethnic differences and biases in the last 10 years, and some of the research in the following summary is not reflective of the more nuanced understandings we have today.  It is this context as well as the possibility to measure the changes that firms have made in the past 10 years that has driven the update we are currently putting together. Download to read more.