Caruso Law Hosts For People of Color Admissions Conference, Drawing Largest Audience in Three Years
On Saturday, September 19, Pepperdine Caruso Law hosted the annual For People of Color ("FPOC") Admissions Conference, which had the highest attendance in the three years that the school has sponsored the event, in conjunction with For People of Color, Inc.
Founded in 2000, FPOC has provided free, high-quality law school admissions information and guidance to thousands of prospective law school applicants, with the goal of diversifying the legal profession. The organization's events and publications continue to inspire and assist students from across the United States in gaining admission to elite law schools.
Dean Paul Caron opened the day with a reminder to the over 200 attendees that Caruso Law is committed to supporting diversity in the legal profession by building pathways for students of color to attend and succeed in law school. Admissions and financial aid staff from the law school provided comprehensive and substantive information on the Caruso Law application and financial aid process.
The event's featured guest, Capri Maddox (JD '01), executive director of the Los Angeles City Department of Civil and Human Rights, encouraged the attendees to consider the broad range of employment possibilities with a law degree. Several current students participated on a panel led by Vice Dean Naomi Goodno, speaking to their experience applying to law school and why they chose to attend Pepperdine Caruso Law.
Dean Chalak Richards ended the day with a reminder to the attendees that the law - and Pepperdine Caruso Law - is a place that they can and will belong.