Legal Profession


BigLaw screws over workers, including its own

Corporate law firms literally invented the types of coercive contracts that keep workers from enforcing their civil rights—and they’re even using them against their own employees, including non-attorney staff. We’re fighting back against the secret clauses that let BigLaw avoid accountability for its harassment and discrimination epidemic.


End harassment & discrimination in the judiciary

Workplace harassment and discrimination is pervasive—even in the judiciary, the very branch of government charged with ensuring equal protection of the law. We’re holding the judiciary and our law schools accountable for their role in perpetuating a system in which abuse of power goes unchecked.


Helping lawyers do justice with their careers

When prestige, power, and student debt push the majority of law school graduates into corporate interest work, something has gone terribly wrong. We believe all students deserve the opportunity to do justice with their careers, and we’re here to help by building a community of law students and lawyers committed to the public interest.


Student debt exacerbates inequality in the law

The average debt after law school graduation is $148,800, and this burden is disproportionately borne by first-generation students and students of color. We must eliminate student debt to achieve equity in the legal profession.


Ensuring lawyers do right by working people

At least in theory, lawyers have ethical obligations, including not assisting clients in breaking the law or harming others. One way we’re raising standards in the profession is by holding accountable the lawyers who engineered or defended the Trump Administration’s attacks on civil rights, immigrants, workers’ rights, the climate, and democracy itself.


Abolish the bar exam & other barriers

Following the lead of advocates like United for Diploma Privilege, we support abolishing the racist, classist, ableist bar exam in favor of diploma privilege—in addition to tearing down other barriers to the profession.

The Latest

From our work to change the legal profession for the better.

REPORT: Building a Better Bench

REPORT: Building a Better Bench

Today, the People's Parity Project released a report assessing the first two years' of President Biden's judicial nominations, and making key recommendations for the years to come. You can view the full report here. In recent years, the question of what role federal...

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No-CI: Pathways to Public Interest Law Careers

No-CI: Pathways to Public Interest Law Careers

Planning a public interest career but feeling the pressure from your law school to go to OCI anyway? Let some awesome public interest lawyers ease your mind! The corporate focus of many law schools can leave public interest students adrift and doubting themselves, but...

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In the News: Pro Bono Is Broken

In the News: Pro Bono Is Broken

PPP's own Steve Kennedy writes for Balls & Strikes: For firms, highlighting their pro bono work burnishes their reputations with current and prospective clients, and helps recruit lawyers and law students who hope to serve their communities while still bringing...

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