Justice Catalyst Law just signed on to an open letter led by Public Rights Project from public interest legal organizations supporting diploma privilege and invites you to do the same. We felt it was important to support law school graduates pursuing a career in the public interest, especially during this pandemic. The letter discusses the public health harms caused by in-person exams, the disparate impact of in-person and online exams on students of color, lower-income students, and disabled students, and the great need for licensed lawyers to serve the public.

If your organization would like to sign this letter, please fill out this form by Friday, August 14 at 5PM Pacific/8PM Eastern.

Public Rights Project intends to transmit the letter to relevant state bar examiners next week.

Current signatories include the following organizations:

Public Rights Project

ACLU of Southern California

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Center for Constitutional Rights

Center for Popular Democracy

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Equal Justice Society

Family and Children’s Law Center

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Just Futures Law

Justice Catalyst

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Legal Aid at Work

Legal Aid of Marin

Legal Aid of Sonoma County

Legal Services for Children

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

Movement Law Lab


National Disabled Law Students Association

National Lawyers Guild

National Women’s Law Center

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

People’s Parity Project

Public Justice

Skadden Fellowship Program

Social Justice Collaborative

Towards Justice