EXPOSE LAW FIRM MALFEASANCE
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.
FIGHT FOR EQUITY IN CLERKSHIPS
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.
BUILD PUBLIC SERVICE COMMUNITY
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.
END STUDENT DEBT
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.
RAISE ETHICAL STANDARDS
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.
ENACT DIPLOMA PRIVILEGE
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.
From our work to change the legal profession for the better.
Urging Senate Leadership to End Qualified Immunity
The People’s Parity Project is proud to join nearly 90 organizations that seek to advance civil rights and government accountability in urging the Senate to end qualified immunity and restore the full force of our civil rights laws that provide accountability when government officials deprive individuals of their rights.
In the News: New Report Explains That No Matter How Objectionable You Thought Jones Day Was, It’s Worse
Joe Patrice writes for Above the Law: The Revolving Door Project and People’s Parity Project just released the second report in their ongoing Biglaw Revolving Door Series, tackling Jones Day this time around and it’s a doozy. Read more at Above the Law.
PPP and Revolving Door Project Launch New Report Series Examining Corporate Legal Influence on the Executive Branch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Miranda Litwak, firstname.lastname@example.org Molly Coleman, email@example.com New BigLaw Revolving Door Report Series Will Examine Corporate Law Firm Influence In Executive Branch And Regulatory Law Today the Revolving Door...
Recording: Unpacking Public Interest Law Panel
On April 14th at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT, PPP held a panel aimed at unpacking "public interest" lawyering. Too often, we see that law students are told that there are two paths as an attorney: corporate practice, or public interest work. Rarely is the umbrella...
Letter Asks Harvard Law School to Hold Trump Officials Accountable
Cambridge, MA — Hundreds of Harvard Law School (HLS) students, alumni, and other community members have signed a letter asking Dean John Manning and other members of the school’s leadership to refuse to hire or affiliate with any senior official from the Trump...
Sign Our Open Letter: #QuitFedSoc
By now you’ve heard a lot about the insurrection attempt carried out at the U.S. Capitol by white supremacists on January 6.What you may not have heard is that members of the Federalist Society—an organization that sits at the heart of the conservative legal...
In the News: Ivy League Graduates Condemn Prominent Alumni Cruz, Hawley
In The American Prospect, Marcia Brown writes: Similar groups of alumni criticized Trump administration figures like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in the wake of the unrest in Charlottesville. Law school students and recent graduates in particular have grown more...
In the News: Polarizing Election Work, Discrimination Suits May Dent Jones Day’s Appeal to Young Lawyers
Dan Packel writes for The American Lawyer: Sejal Singh, a recent Harvard Law School graduate who serves as national policy director at the activist group People’s Parity Project, pointed to a group of University of Michigan Law School students who’ve pledged not to...
In the News: Progressive groups push Biden to pick Black woman for solicitor general
Tal Axelrod writes for The Hill: A slate of progressive groups on Friday pressed President-elect Joe Biden to tap the nation’s first Black female solicitor general, saying that doing so would be a sign of his commitment to forming a diverse administration. Demand...