Student organization event

Innovating in the Law and Policy in the Developing World

Date: 
01.07.2015
Location: 
Room D

Professors Anup Malani and Tom Ginsburg will discuss their work in law and policy in the developing world in a panel moderated by Frank Schell, lecturer at the Harris School.

Lunch will be provided.

Faculty: 
Anup Malani
Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

Out on the Bench

Date: 
01.26.2015
Location: 
Room II

The Honorable Staci Yandle, confirmed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in June 2014, will speak. She is the first African American to serve on her court and the second openly lesbian African-American woman to be confirmed in 20 years.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Learning from Leaders in the Profession

Women in Public Interest

Date: 
01.23.2015
Location: 
Room V

This program is part of a series highlighting the different career paths of women in the legal field. The goal is for women in the Law School to see the range of opportunities available to them.

Organized by Law Women's Caucus. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students as part of Diversity Month.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Managing & Building Your Career

Women in Litigation

Date: 
01.16.2015
Location: 
Room III

This program is part of a series highlighting the different career paths of women in the legal field. The goal is for women in the Law School to see the range of opportunities available to them. Panelists will include: Mary Rose Alexander - partner at Latham & Watkins and Vice Chair of the Litigation and Environment, Land & Resources Departments; Helene Greenwald - Assistant U.S.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Managing & Building Your Career

Diversity in the Judiciary: Clerking as a Diverse Student

Date: 
01.14.2015
Location: 
Room IV

A panel of clerks (both past and present) will talk about their experiences and how diversity contributed to their work in a meaningful way. There will also be time set apart to explain to explain how diversity helped these clerks acquire clerkships as some judges have been known to look for specific types of candidates when hiring clerks.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Managing & Building Your Career

What Can We Do?: Volunteering, Activism, and Intellectual Discourse in the Wake of Recent Grand Jury Decisions

Date: 
01.13.2015
Location: 
Room V

Students and faculty will discuss volunteer opportunities, views on activism, and ways to engage in dialogue in the wake of recent legal decision, including the Brown and Garner grand jury decisions. This event will include questions put to a student and faculty panel followed by an open conversation.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Service to the Community

Trends in the Practice of Chinese Law for American Attorneys

Date: 
01.12.2015
Location: 
Room II

This panel will discuss how the dynamics of practicing law in China have been shifting in recent years. The panel will include diverse practitioners who have experience practicing in China, and attorneys who have studied law in China.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Learning from Leaders in the Profession

Diversity in Associate Life

Date: 
01.08.2015

This panel of associates from Chicago-area firms (and possibly other markets) will discuss what it means to be a diverse associate and how that impacts their interactions, work life, and career prospects. The panel is targeted at explaining what and why diversity initiatives exist, whether they actually help or hurt, and comparing the effect of diversity in big versus small firms.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Learning from Leaders in the Profession

What Does it Mean to Be an Ally?

Date: 
01.07.2015
Location: 
Room II

In the past year alone, there have been a number of contentious debates about the responses of majority groups to newsworthy events such as the Ferguson protests, Bill Maher's recent comments about Islam, and post-Windsor litigation.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Service to the Community

Women in Technology: Is There a Silicon Ceiling?

Date: 
01.05.2015
Location: 
Room V

This panel will provide an overview of the different challenges and career paths in technology-related fields. Alumnae from a variety of fields, including businesswomen and practicing lawyers, will discuss working in a male-dominated environment (and with clients known for their male-dominated environments) and strategies they have developed to success.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Learning from Leaders in the Profession
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