February 23, 2015
Dinner – 6:00 p.m.
First Floor Function Room
|Diversity Dinner: The SBA Diversity and Inclusion Committee in partnership with the affinity organizations of Suffolk University Law School invite you to the annual Diversity Dinner celebrating the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students, faculty and staff, administrators, and alumni. The annual event features networking opportunities, guest speakers, dinner discussions, and a variety of food representing the diverse cultures and traditions of our student organizations.
Please RSVP here: goo.gl/forms/v7fAWFCEA7
February 24, 2015
Tabling 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
| Section Unity: Orange signifies cultural diversity awareness and racial understanding. Wear any article of clothing with the color orange on this day and between the hours of 1PM-6PM check-in at the fourth-floor lobby with SBA representatives and let them know what Section you are representing. The Section with the most students proportionate to their total number will win a cash prize!
|Presentation – 6:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room
|Inopportunity and Inequity: Students of Color and their plight in Boston’s Public Schools. The SULS community is invited to participate in a dialogue around the Boston Public School System. The objective of the panel is to inform students of the opportunities or lack thereof for minority students in the Boston Public School System and to highlight the rate at which students of color are being labeled and placed in special education. The panel is sponsored by ELPS, BLSA, LALSA, WOCLSA, APALSA, & SBA Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
February 25, 2015
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
First Floor Function Room
* Refreshments will be served at 6:15 p.m.
| Why it Matters: The Case for Diversity & Inclusion in Legal Education and Employment
Join us for an insightful program on the importance of diversity and inclusion in law school admissions, teaching a changing law student body, and the recruitment and retention of an evolving pool of law school graduates in the work force.
The program will feature a keynote address from
E. Macey Russell JD '83 – Partner, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP.
In addition, there will be a lively panel discussion with:
Nicole Price – Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Suffolk University
Judge Isaac Borenstein (ret.) – Professor of Law
The panel will be moderated by Professor Sarah Boonin, and will also answer questions regarding opportunities and challenges for law students with diverse backgrounds in today's legal environment. The event is supported by the Progress to Success program.
February 26, 2015
Time and Location TBD
| The Elephant in the Room: Exploring the role of identity, diversity and injustice in the legal classroom The Suffolk University Law School community is invited to engage in a discussion of the role of identity, diversity and injustice in the law. As law students, we learn the facts of a case, identify the issue, and apply the rule. But how, for example, do we come to terms with a final judgment that furthered injustice? Please join a panel of 1L Professors in exploring these important subtexts in legal opinions that are often not discussed explicitly in first-year courses.