2013-14 Diversity and Inclusion Programs
October 15, 2013
Helen Wan: Being Diverse in the Legal Profession
Join Helen Wan for a conversation about being a woman of color in the legal profession. Ms. Wan is the author of The Partner Track, her debut novel about competing for partner at a prestigious global law firm and how politics and outsider status complicate the journey for one young woman of color. Lunch will be served.
Co-sponsored by LALSA, EWOC, CLWA, APALSA and Student Services.
November 18, 2013
Clerking and Diversity
A discussion of the importance of diversity in clerkship hiring with a panel of judges including Hon. Denny Chin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Hon. Edgardo Ramos, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, New York Court of Appeals and Hon. Sterling Johnson, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Co-sponsored by the Clerkship Office, JLSA, LALSA, EWOC, APALSA, OUTLAWS and BLSA.
November 18, 2013
First in my family to go to law school
Hear from a panel of CLS alum, all who were first in their family to go to law school. They will discuss their experiences as students and as practitioners.
November 20, 2013
Covenants and Conventions: How Legally Unenforceable Agreements Segregated America
Richard R.W. Brooks discusses his most recent book, Saving the Neighborhood: Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law, and Social Norms,(coauthored with Carol Rose). The talk will examine the history and enduring legacy of racially restrictive property agreements (or racial covenants), which the Supreme Court ruled unenforceable in 1948. Despite this repudiation, however, racial covenants lived on in real estate records, influencing the behaviors lenders, insurers and realtors, as well as the beliefs and expectations of home buyers and sellers. Hence, even without formal enforcement, racial covenants were effective signals, creating “common knowledge” that guided the behavior of real estate professionals and ordinary buyers and sellers. Moreover, they reinforced the social norms of racial exclusion still visible in American housing practice. Co-sponsored by Clifford Chance, LLP; the Dean's Office and Student Services
February 12, 2014
Speech Training with a faculty member
Small group workshop to help improve anxiety related to speaking in first year classes
February 13, 2014
Journey Towards Becoming Full Time Faculy
Speakers: Kendall Thomas, Khiara Bridges '02 (Boston University School of Law), Elaine M. Chiu '94 (St. John's School of Law), Solangel Maldonado '96 (Seton Hall), Carl Minzner '00 (Fordham), and Kimberly Mutcherson '97 (Rutgers Camden Law School)
March 12, 2014
Experience as Practioners
Carrie H. Lebigre '10 (Associate at Orrick), Michelle Pham '12 (Associate at Clifford Chance), Alex Leonard '12 (Law Clerk to United States Senior District Judge William H. Walls), Angela Smedley '10 (Law Clerk to the Honorable George Daniels) and Oscar Lopez '13 (Skadden Fellow with the Advancement Project)
March 25, 2014
How probono work can impact your career
Pro bono work can enhance your professional development, guide your career trajectory, and give you concrete skills that will make you a better attorney, whether your long-term goal is to make partner, go in-house, or leave the private sector entirely. Learn from current and former law firm attorneys how to make your pro bono matters work for you while helping clients in need.
Co-sponsored by Social Justice Initiatives and Student Services
Discussing diversity during the interview process
Panel discussions throughout the month of July with 3Ls and young associates of various firms addressing issues related discussing diversity during your summer interview process
Co-sponsored with EWOC