For the fourth year in a row, the firm hosted a legal career conference for high school students as part of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP)/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program. This initiative encourages high school students to pursue careers in the law and aims to increase diversity in the legal profession, through attorney volunteers who teach the students about legal concepts and introduce them to career paths within the industry.

Through Wiley Rein’s participation in the program, attorneys recently visited Anacostia High School to teach students about contracts law and the Fourth Amendment. In addition, on April 25, the students visited the firm for a one-day law conference, where they participated in interactive workshops including a mock trial and simulated negotiation. The conference concluded with a lunch where attorneys and staff spoke openly with students about their careers, education, and professional backgrounds.

Thank you to all of the Wiley Rein lawyers who participated in this year’s classroom visits and conference, for the time they have devoted to this fantastic program!


Students from Anacostia High School during the mock trial with Cara Lasley, Derick Holt, Saverio Romeo, and Keith Matthews monitoring from the back.


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