Student organization event

Say Her Name

Date: 
01.24.2017
Location: 
Room V

A panel discussion on violence against Transgender Women of Color in the United States, with special focus on violence against transgender women of color in the City of Chicago.  We will discuss violence against trans women of color, the legal landscape they face, and how law students can get involved in the fight for transgender equality under the new administration.

Diversity Month Program: Judge Diane P. Wood: Women in the Judiciary

Date: 
01.23.2017
Location: 
Room III

Join LWC and Judge Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, as she discusses her experiences as a woman in the judiciary and shares insight and advice for future female attorneys and judges.

Legal Aid to Veterans: Unique Challenges

Date: 
01.19.2017
Location: 
Room IV

The treatment of military veterans has greatly improved since the Vietnam War. The community has made strides in fighting homelessness, mental health issues, physical disabilities, unemployment, and more, but much remains to be done. Moreover, these problems cut across traditional demographic groups. What sort of legal issues affect military veterans in 2017?

Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Date: 
01.18.2017
Location: 
Room I

Our panel will discuss the cultural, social, economic, and legal factors that create barriers for immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; as well as the special immigration protections for abused immigrants in the Violence Against Women Act (e.g., self-petitions for permanent residency, cancellation of removal (deportation), 'U visas' for immigrant crime victims, and asylum b

Energy and Environmental Justice

Date: 
01.18.2017
Location: 
Room D

Environmental Justice is an opportunity and too often overlooked area of environmental law. It deals with the disproportionate impact that pollution, resource use, and other environmental topics have on communities of color and poor people.

Success as a Diverse Attorney

Date: 
01.17.2017
Location: 
Room V

This panel will feature attorneys from four Chicago law firms and is hosted by Sidley Austin. We will hear from a diverse group of attorneys about their experiences in private practice.

Litigating the Black Lives Matter Movement with Nekima Levy-Pounds

Date: 
01.12.2017
Location: 
Room III

The Black Lives Matter movement has gone nationwide, sitting right at the intersection of issues involving race, policing, and the criminal justice system. Dr.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Date: 
01.11.2017
Location: 
Room III

Did you know that Deaf individuals are 1.5x more likely to be victims of relationship violence—including sexual harassment, sexual assault, psychological abuse, and physical abuse—than the general population?

Faith and the Practice of Law

Date: 
01.10.2017
Location: 
Room II

The event will feature a panel of practicing lawyers from various religious and faith traditions. They will discuss the ways that their faith affects the way they each approach the practice of law.

LGBTQ Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Date: 
01.05.2017
Location: 
Room IV

LGBTQ people face higher rates of poverty, stigma, marginalization, and hate-motivated violence, which put the community at greater risk for sexual assault. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people experience sexual violence at similar or higher rates than heterosexuals; and a staggering 64% of transgender people have experienced sexual assault in their lifetime.

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