The Legal Pipeline Challenge has officially wound up, and what an amazing campaign it was. Sixteen firms participated, raising nearly $130,000 for SVUDL, exceeding our goal by 30%!
Once again, Kirkland& Ellis was our champion, with close to half of the total funds coming from their team. The HPE Legal Department, our partners for last spring's Moot Court, came in second, and Paul Hastings took third place. You can find full results here. A HUGE thank you to everyone who gave, and especially to our team captains- we couldn't have done it without your untiring efforts!
The true winners, however, are SVUDL students. Many of our debaters participated in events this week, speaking eloquently about how debate has helped them build confidence and find their voices. They spoke formally and informally with practicing attorneys, showing the composed, confident, and capable young adults debate is helping them become. There's just no limit to how far these youth can go with the skills debate provides, and no telling how far SVUDL can go with such hard-working and committed partners as those who led the charge this past week!