Diversity Scholar Speaker Series

The Diversity Scholar Speaker Series brings together members of our law school community to discuss topics varying in subject that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. All events include lunch and students are encouraged to engage in dialogue with invited guests.

The Diversity Scholar Speaker Series events are held at 12:15 PM unless otherwise noted.

2022-2023 Speakers:

Event Date Speaker Category Series Details LSSO(s) Co-Sponsoring
October 20, 2022 Democracy Valerie B. Jarrett is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. She serves on the boards of Ariel Capital Management Holdings, 2U, and Lyft, and she is also a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and Attn. Valerie spoke about democracy, her work with President Obama and the Obama Foundation, and answered our students questions. American Constitution Society & Black Law Students Association
November 3, 2022 anti-Semitism Arthur Traldi works in the rule of law and litigation surrounding very serious crimes. Primary areas of work include legal services, domestic and international criminal law, litigation, trial practice and advocacy, transitional justice, rule of law, and human rights. Among his professional commitments, Arthur serves as a co-chair of the American Bar Association's International Criminal Law committee. Arthur spoke about his work within anti-Semitism, and answered our students questions. Jewish Law Student Association
February 15, 2023 Gender Diversity, Race This fireside chat featured Mary smith, who spoke about being the first Native American woman to be president-elect of the American Bar Association. In August 2023, she will become president of the world’s largest voluntary association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals. Law Women's Caucus & Native American Law Students Association

Thank you to all the LSSOs that co-sponsored the Diversity Scholar Speaker Series alongside the Dean of Students Office.