20th Annual Women and the Law Conference

Date: Friday, April 2, 2021 - 11:45am to 2:40pm

Diversity, Pluralism, and Repair: Honoring Our Past And Charting Our Legacy - Online Webinar

Friday, April 2, 2021

11:45 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.

 

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

San Diego, California

 

 

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 20th Annual Women and the Law Conference, Diversity, Pluralism, and Repair: Honoring Our Past and Charting Our Legacy, will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 as a webinar. This conference brings together leading experts and practitioners to discuss critical legal and political developments affecting women, people of color, and the body politic as we pursue diversity in a pluralistic society. At a time when public discourse about diversity and inclusion seems irreconcilably polarized, this event will focus on the means to acknowledge our past, chart a course forward, and repair civil society in a fractious period in our history.

Boston University School of Law Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig, a renowned scholar of critical race theory and expert in race and gender inequality, will deliver the 18th Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture. In addition to serving as Dean, she is the inaugural Ryan Roth Gallo and Ernest J. Gallo Professor at Boston University. The Gallo chair is the first professorship in the country expressly supporting scholarly work in critical race theory, with a particular focus on the intersection of race and gender. Onwuachi-Willig continues in a long line of illustrious speakers who have been honored as the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecturer, a lecture series the late Justice Ginsburg generously established for Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2003.

Other speakers include: Luz E. Herrera, Associate Dean and Professor of Law at Texas A & M University School of Law; Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Dean and Professor of Law at University of Utah College of Law; Jennifer L. Levi, Professor at Western New England School of Law; Donna E. Young, Dean at Ryerson University Faculty of Law (Toronto, Canada); Susan Tiefenbrun, Professor Emeritus at Thomas Jefferson School of Law; Yahairah Aristy, President of Lawyers Club of San Diego; and Renee N. G. Stackhouse, President, San Diego County Bar Association.


SCHEDULE

11:45 – 12:00  

Welcoming Remarks

 

Linda M. Keller, Dean and Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Susan Bisom-Rapp, Associate Dean and Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

12:00 – 12:45 

Eighteenth Annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture

 

Becoming Comfortable with Discomfort: Why the Legal Profession Must Grapple with the Ugly Truth of Our History

Angela Onwuachi-WilligDean and Ryan Roth Gallo and Ernest J. Gallo Professor, Boston University School of Law

INTRODUCTION: Julie A. Greenberg, Professor Emerita, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

12:45 – 1:00

BREAK

1:00 – 2:00

Commentators Panel – Diversity, Pluralism, and Repair: The Way Forward

 

Luz E. Herrera, Associate Dean and Professor, Texas A & M University School of Law

Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Dean and Professor, University of Utah College of Law

Jennifer L. Levi, Professor, Western New England School of Law

Donna E. Young, Dean, Ryerson University Faculty of Law

MODERATOR: Susan Bisom-Rapp, Associate Dean and Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

2:00 – 2:25

Diversity in Practice and on the Bench

 

Yahairah Aristy, President, Lawyers Club of San Diego

Renee N. G. Stackhouse, President, San Diego County Bar Association

MODERATOR: Rebecca K. Lee, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

2:25 – 2:40

The Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 

Susan TiefenbrunProfessor Emeritus, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

 


REGISTRATION

Please note: Advanced registration required. Fees are non-refundable.

  • FREE   All students
  • FREE   Thomas Jefferson School of Law Faculty and Staff
  • FREE   Prospective Students
  • FREE   Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni (not seeking MCLE credit)
  • FREE   General Public (not seeking MCLE credit)
  • $25     All Attorneys (seeking MCLE credit)

Registration closes on Thursday, April 1 at 3:00 pm PDT

Register Now

 


 

SPONSORSHIP/ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

Requirements: Must submit camera-ready artwork. Color, JPG or PDF format, 300ppi image resolution recommended. File size must be under 10MB. All program ads also include website and webinar bannering.

  • $400  Full page ad - 8.5"w x 11"h
  • $200  Half page ad - 8.5"w x 5.5"h
  • $100  Quarter page ad - 4.25"w x 5.5"h

 


 

MCLE AVAILABLE

2.25 hours MCLE Credit (includes 1.0 hours of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society)

Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit (MCLE) by the State Bar of California.

 


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MORE INFORMATION

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Bisom-Rapp at susanb@tjsl.edu.