topic – Does discrimination in the legal professions give rise to specific social injustices? You may concentrate on either the legal or paralegal profession or compare and contrast both. Your discussion should address the following issues:

Submit a 5-6-page essay on your approved selected topic (not including the title or references page.) You must use at least 3 recent scholarly sources as explained on page 21 of the Hacker and Sommers Manual. You may use government websites in addition to scholarly sources to quote statistics. All sources must be cited in-text and a separate reference list must be included.

Include in your Capstone Essay discussion:

The Institution that perpetuates the injustice The minority group most affected by the injustice The negative outcomes or personal consequences suffered by those who are targeted The cost/s of this injustice to society (financial, loss of human capital/resources) Solutions or alternatives to the problem/s that you have identified: new policies, legislation, social movements, public opinion Reflect on your education in the Justice Studies department and mention content or a source from at least one Justice Studies course related to your topic A minimum of three scholarly articles

The APA Manual of Style required for this course will be the only APA source used to grade this assignment.

All written work is to be typed using 12 font, one inch margins and double spacing. Please utilize grammar and spell check before submitting your paper. You must submit an electronic copy to Turnitin on or before the due date. It is permitted to draw upon research papers that you have submitted in previous course work. Prior work can be used as a foundation to build your new research project. Turnitin will determine how much of your paper is new material and how much is from former work. More than 50% of prior work is unacceptable.

Essay Format

Please note that an essay is a continuous flowing paper. Your writing should reflect a sequential thought process. There are no section headers or sub-section headers in an essay. Follow the format instructions for the Analytical Essay on pages 69-73 of the Hacker and Sommers required manual of style. No other format will be accepted.


Is there a link between discrimination in the legal profession and specific social injustices? You can either focus on the legal or paralegal professions, or compare and contrast the two. The following topics should be discussed during your meeting:

Submit a 5- to 6-page essay on the topic you’ve chosen (not including the title or references page.) As stated on page 21 of the Hacker and Sommers Manual, you must use at least three recent scholarly sources. You can quote statistics from government websites as well as scholarly sources. All sources must be cited in the text, and there must be a separate reference list.

Include the following topics in your Capstone Essay discussion:

The Institution that Continues to Perpetuate Injustice The group of people who has been most affected by the injustice is the minority group. The unfavorable outcomes or personal consequences