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Diversity Week kicks off Monday, events planned daily

October 18, 2013 | Events

This year’s Diversity Week at the Moritz College of Law will feature a number of engaging events, panels, and speakers. All events, except for Tuesday’s discussion with LL.M. students, begin at noon in the Saxbe Auditorium, and lunch will be provided.

Monday:The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Latino Law Students Association, Law School Democrats, and Immigration Law Society are co-sponsoring an immigration panel discussion, “The Changing Landscape of Immigration.” Professors, legal practitioners, and political activists will have a comprehensive discussion about the  promises, benefits, and complications of immigration reform.

Tuesday:A panel discussion, “Where Are We Now? Gay Marriage in Ohio and in America,” will focus on LGBT marriage equality in Ohio and other states. The program, which is co-sponsored by SBA and OutLaws, is intended to educate attendees on the future impact of judicial and legislative decisions regarding LGBT equality law.

Also, in Room 245, women LL.M. students will participate in the panel discussion “What It Means to Be a Woman Attorney Around the World.”

Wednesday:BLSA, the Student Bar Association, and SPEAK will host a discussion, “Invisible Barriers: The Modern Day Melting Pot,” featuring a panel of professors, students, and professionals examining various issues that are affected by race. Topics will include racial interactions between peers and colleagues in the classroom and workplace. The event will serve as interactive exchange between panelists and attendees.

Thursday: “One for Ten,” a program featuring three death row exonerees sharing the stories of their experiences in the criminal justice system and adjusting back to life in society, and Dean Alan C. Michaels will moderate. This event is presented by SBA, the Moritz chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Criminal Law Society.

Friday: The Career Services Office and Assistant Dean Robert Solomon, the director of Diversity & Inclusion, will present “How Diversity in the Workplace AffectsYou!” This session will cover the importance of diversity to employers; using diversity to position yourself for employment: answering questions about ethnicity, gender issues, and affiliations; and the value of becoming culturally competent as a legal professional.