Abstract: The legal profession, in common with other professions, does not represent the diverse society it serves. In England and Wales, it is signifi cantly more diffi cult to become a lawyer if you are not white, male, middle class, privately and Oxbridge educated: this is also true for other protected characteristics, such as disability, sexual orientation and age. The students we teach are fundamentally and structurally disadvantaged. This article reports on the aims and objectives of The Fairness Project, and the consequent design of its learning materials. Structural inequalities are allpervasive and long-standing. No one project, no one generation, will secure equality, more diversity and fairness in the legal profession. Butthat is not a reason to do nothing. As educators and as human beings, who ourselves are relatively advantaged, we have a moral and pedagogical imperative to do what we can, where we are. That is what The Fairness Project is all about.
Keywords: equality and diversity; access to the legal profession; intersectional disadvantage; curriculum development; student awareness and agency
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