BLSA

Diversity Month Program: Standish Willis on Race and Mass Incarceration in Chicago

Date: 
01.18.2013
Location: 
Room V.

Criminal defense attorney Standish E. Willis is quick to make enemies in his work, but only because he insists on doing the right thing. Born in Chicago on August 16, 1941, the ex-gang member-turned-lawyer simply followed his conscience in choosing to take on unpopular clients whose civil rights are violated.

Diversity Month Program: Mia Love: Being a Minority and a Conservative

Date: 
01.29.2013
Location: 
Room II

The Federalist Society and the Black Law Students Association present Mia Love: Being a Minority and a Conservative. This Diversity Month Program is sponsored by the Office of the Dean Students. 

Diversity Month Program: Debate on Affirmative Action

Date: 
01.15.2013
Location: 
Room II

The Federalist Society, American Constitution Society, ACLU, and the Black Law Students Association present a debate on Affirmative Action. Peter Kirsanow and Jose Padilla will be participating in the event.  This Diversity Month Program is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Rev. George B. Walker, Jr., "Justice or Just Us?"

George Walker has worked extensively to promote and leverage the world’s greatest resource - its people. As an employee, board member, and volunteer his focus on strategic partnerships advances ideas and plans that harness innovative opportunities and achieve results.


49:09 minutes (45 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
Black Law Students Association
Student organization presenters: 
OutLaw

Rev. George B. Walker, Jr., "Justice or Just us? How to use identity politics to create a more perfect union"

Date: 
09.28.2012
Location: 
Room V

George Walker has worked extensively to promote and leverage the world’s greatest resource - its people. As an employee, board member, and volunteer his focus on strategic partnerships advances ideas and plans that harness innovative opportunities and achieve results.

BLSA presents "Choosing Your Path – Litigation vs. Transactional"

Sponsored by BLSA, this event on May 14, 2012, featured attorneys from Paul Hastings, LLP, discussing the details of and differences between litigation and transactional law practices and share their thoughts on steps students can take to figure out which path is right for them. 


58:17 minutes (53.37 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
Black Law Students Association

Diverse Attorneys Career Panel

This Diversity Month event, recorded on January 13, 2011, featured lawyers from ethnic minority groups who spoke to students about working in different areas of law. Lawyers from government, academia, public interest, traditional law firm, non-traditional law firms were invited. Speakers included Harpreet Chahal, Glenn McKeon, and Oscar Alcantara.


53:30 minutes (48.99 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
Black Law Students Association
Student organization presenters: 
Latino/a Law Students Association
Student organization presenters: 
South Asian Law Students Association

BLSA presents Charlotte Walker-Said, "The HIV/AIDS Crisis in Africa and the Creation of 'Diseased Minorities'"

Charlotte Walker-Said is a Human Rights Lecturer at the University of Chicago and an African historian by training. Recently, her research has focused on gender, religion, governance, and economic expansion in West and Equatorial Africa.


60:07 minutes (55.05 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
Black Law Students Association

Neighbors and BLSA present "How to Fix Our Schools"

Neighbors and BLSA hosted a panel on public education on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.  The following questions are a sample of the issues discussed:
  • What does law have to do with education/education reform?
  • What is currently the biggest opportunity and the biggest obstacle in working with labor management?


61:19 minutes (56.14 MB)
Student organization presenters: 
Black Law Students Association
Student organization presenters: 
Neighbors
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