Melissa Heelan Stanzione wrote for Bloomberg Law:
Law students concerned with the use of mandatory arbitration agreements in law firm employment contracts are taking action this week to pressure law firms into eliminating the practice. Hundreds of students have signed an open letter to the National Association for Law Placement asking it to add questions to its Directory of Legal Employers about firms’ use of forced arbitration.
Law students also organized protests March 26 in front of the offices of Venable and DLA Piper in Boston and Washington, two firms that use mandatory arbitration agreements, distributing leaflets about the harms the practice poses. The Pipeline Parity Project was able to help out because of the organizational infrastructure it’s built over the last year but it was “certainly not something that we did on our own,” Molly Coleman, a member of the group’s organizing committee and a Harvard Law student, said.