Forthcoming 2014 • ISBN: 978-1-61163-156-2
This book is a “must read” for black lawyers, law students, and law school aspirants. It provides advice, information, and an insider’s perspective on what it is like to be a part of the legal profession sixty years after the Supreme Court ended law school segregation. Yolanda Young conducted interviews with over 50 graduates of her Georgetown Law class. Among them: a judge, big law partners, bureaucrats, an Oprah Show producer, two doctors, a middle school principal, and a stay-at-home dad. What were their experiences in law school? Why did some succeed at law firms while others were marginalized? What drove some to pursue traditional legal careers while others left the profession? In this book, Young answers these questions and more. Thurgood’s Legacy includes anecdotes and quotes from black lawyers. It will serve as a guide for some and an affirmation for others.