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College of Law Celebrates Diversity Week with Programs and Events
The College of Law will celebrate its annual Diversity Week Feb. 6-10 with a variety of events and programs.
The goal of Diversity Week is to raise awareness of differences, foster an environment of respect and engage the community in dialogue on culture, ideology and global perspectives that inform leadership and the practice of law. Diversity Week programming is sponsored by the Student Bar Association, Office of Student Life and Office of Career Services.
In addition to the events open to the entire campus community, College of Law students will participate in events such as: Bite of Culture, the Bond Schoeneck & King Diversity Week Reception (an evening event) and a networking reception with local attorneys and alumni regarding the legal hiring process.
Events open to the campus community include:
Monday, Feb. 6
Diversity Week Open House
11:45 a.m., Levy Atrium
Informational tables from many College of Law affinity organizations.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
L.A.W. Series—Social Experiment
11:45 a.m., Levy Atrium
An event to teach students more about privileges and how they interplay with social, political and economic justice, access and opportunity.
Thursday, Feb. 9
11:45 a.m., Empire Room 440
A conversation with students, faculty and staff to educate the College of Law community about the effects that microaggressions and implicit biases have on diversity and inclusion.
Friday, Feb. 10
“Authentic Conversations: Navigating the Hiring Process”
12:30 p.m., Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom
A panel of alumni will share insights into the hiring process and how to best promote your own diversity. They will also discuss diversity initiatives in their respective fields of work. The panel will include:
Judge Theodore McKee L’75
Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Third District
Keisha Audain-Pressley L’00
Senior Vice President and Senior Compliance Officer, Pacific Investments Management Company
Luke Baeta L’12
Hancock Estabrook LLP
Upnit Bhatti L’15
Law Clerk, Third District Court of Appeals
Michael Drayo L’01
Senior Counsel, The Vanguard Group
Cary Ng L’02
Assistant District Attorney, New York County
Director and ADA/503/503 Coordinator, Syracuse University