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This lawyer’s mission: to inspire and motivate

 

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

She originally wanted to go into medicine, but Larencina Mason Oramalu admits, “I was afraid of blood.” Evidently she wasn’t as afraid of the kind of blood that gets shed in courts of law. Now an assistant dean and multicultural affairs director at William Mitchell College of Law, “I always wanted to help people,” notes the 2005 Mitchell graduate who also has a master’s degree in public affairs. “There is more than one way to help people. There are social ills in the world, and I wanted to make sure everybody had equal opportunity…to quality education, employment opportunities, and various housing opportunities. What field can I go into where I would be in the position to make sure that people are treated fairly? Continue Reading →

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More lawyers of color a law school priority

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

According to a 2010 American Bar Association report, less than seven percent of partners and less than 20 percent of associates in law firms nationwide are people of color. Locally, only five percent of partners and 13 percent of associates are people of color. African Americans are only a fraction of these small percentages. “When people see the numbers, they are surprised,” says Lawrencina Mason Oramalu, an assistant dean and multicultural affairs director at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Continue Reading →

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