Perspectives of Black Men in Law School, Part 1

Monday, December 11, 2023 8:00 am EST

Black men make up less than 5% of lawyers in the United States. Though drastically underrepresented in the legal profession, Black men are overrepresented in the number of incarcerated people in the US, where one out of every three Black boys born today can expect to go to prison in his lifetime. It’s rare that we get a chance to hear the perspectives of Black men in the legal profession and understand their experiences.

In this interview, Max sits down with Jakim Aaron ’24 J.D., Joshua Mannery ’24 J.D., and Jamal Wilson ’24 J.D.; three Black men who are law students at Notre Dame to discuss their perspectives and experiences in life and law. This episode is part one of a two-part interview.

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