In ABF article, George Discusses Research, Diversity in Legal Profession

Erika George, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was profiled in the Fall 2011 issue of the American Bar Foundation’s publication Researching Law.

The article, titled “Opening Doors to Inquiry: The Summer Research Diversity Fellowship Program,” focuses on an ABF program designed to “help broaden the participation of minority students in empirical legal scholarship and to encourage them to pursue careers in that area,” according to the article.

George was a 1991 Fellow, and found the experience to be “broadening,” according to the article. “[W]orking with my faculty mentor and being so closely involved in the research process helped me to better appreciate all that went into the final research product,” she recalled.

 This past summer, she returned to the Bar Foundation as a visiting scholar and will continue to visit in future summers. She also met with the current undergraduate Fellows.  “It was very interesting seeing them at the stage they’re at, hearing about their plans, as well as their uncertainties. It was beneficial and energizing to me to see how eager and excited and curious they were, how they were in a space of exploration.”

 To read a PDF of the American Bar Foundation article, click here