Thursday October 29, 2009

Building a Pipeline

Law professor Dennis Greene is working to encourage minority students to consider law as a profession. He received a 2009 NCCJ of Greater Dayton Humanitarian Award for serving as a role model for youth.

The National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton honored law professor Dennis Greene on Oct. 26 with a 2009 Humanitarian Award for his work with the Law and Leadership Institute and other community outreach efforts.

Recognizing a need for minority lawyers, Greene organized a Law and Leadership Institute at the University of Dayton to give eighth-graders a taste of the legal profession and start a pipeline. Greene also instituted a Street Law program for Dayton Early College Academy students. In Street Law, University of Dayton School of Law students teach practical law for credit or as part of pro bono programs.

National Jurist profiled Greene's efforts with the Law and Leadership Institute in its October issue.

Watch the above WDTN-TV interview with Greene to hear about his journey from the streets of Harlem to the halls of academia.