Women and the Law Conference 2021
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
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.
|11:45 – 12:00||Welcoming Remarks|
|Linda M. Keller, Dean and Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of LawSusan 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 HistoryAngela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean and Ryan Roth Gallo and Ernest J. Gallo Professor, Boston University School of LawINTRODUCTION: 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 LawElizabeth Kronk Warner, Dean and Professor, University of Utah College of LawJennifer L. Levi, Professor, Western New England School of LawDonna E. Young, Dean, Ryerson University Faculty of LawMODERATOR: 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 DiegoRenee N. G. Stackhouse, President, San Diego County Bar AssociationMODERATOR: Rebecca K. Lee, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law|
|2:25 – 2:40||The Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg|
|Susan Tiefenbrun, Professor Emeritus, Thomas Jefferson School of Law|
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
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
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.
If you have any questions, please contact Susan Bisom-Rapp at firstname.lastname@example.org.