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20th Annual Women and the Law Conference, Diversity, Pluralism, and Repair, to be held April 2

Published: March 31, 2021

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. The event runs from 11:45 am – 2:40 pm PDT. Please register as soon as possible for this signature event. Registration is available here: https://www.tjsl.edu/20th-annual-women-and-law-conference

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.

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