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Upcoming Events

September 29, | 12:00 pm

Best Practices for Advancing DEI in the Nonprofit Sector

Presented by the Office of Equity and Inclusion (E&I) in collaboration with E&I’s Alumni Advisory Board and the Law Alumni Society’s Board of Managers.

September 15

E&I Fellows Training

Closed RP@P Training for Fellows

September 12

E&I Fellows Opening Lunch

Closed Event for E&I Fellows

July 12

Recognizing and Responding to Interpersonal Violence

This is an in-person program (no Zoom option is available). The presentation is open to all faculty and staff, and will be held on Wednesday, July 12th, at 12 pm in Gittis 213.

March 7

Conference on Racial Equity in Corporate Governance

Navigating Change: How Can Companies Maintain their Commitments to Racial Equity in a Changing Legal Environment? This panel will examine the implications of litigation involving challenges to diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, including the pending Students for Fair Admissions cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Alliance for Fair Board Recruitment action before the Fifth Circuit, and California cases challenging state board diversity statutes. The discussion will also explore related anti-ESG pressures facing corporate leadership.

February 25

The 35th Annual Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference

The End of Affirmative Action: Diversity in Education in a Post-Brown World

February 22

Best Practices for Professional and Leadership Development, Promotion, and Advancement of Diverse Legal Professionals

Presented by the Office of Equity and Inclusion (E&I) in collaboration with E&I’s Alumni Advisory Board and the Law Alumni Society’s Board of Managers.

February 19

Penn Carey Law Lambda Symposium

Lambda Symposium 2023: The State of Antidiscrimination Law Recent and upcoming Supreme Court cases, such as Masterpiece Cakeshop and 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, cast doubt on the strength of antidiscrimination and public accommodations laws protecting LGBTQ+ people. Our Symposium will explore topics related to these cases on a local, national, and international level. The Symposium seeks to educate professionals, students, and scholars about the state of antidiscrimination law now and its application to LGBTQ+ people across different contexts.

February 11

Penn Carey Law 2022-2023 APALSA-ALR Conference

Future of Cybersecurity: Regulatory Impacts on Conglomerates, Silent Warfare, and Global Cooperation Efforts

February 3

Advocacy for Racial & Civil Justice Clinic Symposium: The Unfinished Work of Abolition

On February 3, 2023, the Advocacy for Racial and Civil (ARC) Justice Clinic held its official launch event, “The Unfinished Work of Abolition.” Click here to see the schedule and speaker line-up from the event. Click here to see the complete video recording of the event.

November 2, 2022

Best Practices for Recruitment, Inclusion, and Retention of Diverse Legal Teams

Presented by the Office of Equity and Inclusion (E&I) in collaboration with E&I’s Alumni Advisory Board and the Law Alumni Society’s Board of Managers. 

October 25, 2022

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month: Evening with Kalki

Kalki is one of the most recognized Indian transgender activists who, with Evergreen Story produces the Indian Transgender Oral History Project. This event is sponsored by Penn’s LGBT Center, Pan Asian American Community House, Department of South Asia Studies, South Asia Center, and Penn Carey’s E&I Office

October 17, 2022

The Stories We Tell: Law, Identity, and Advocacy Part II

Dr. Howard C. Stevenson will offer you strategies to manage how you experience identity-based stress. Developing these skills to understanding identity, bias, and identity-based stress can enable you to flourish as a student and professional. Lunch is provided.

September 29, 2022

The History & Future of The Indian Child Welfare Act: Implications for tribal sovereignty and native family preservation

Across the country, there are 574 federally recognized Native American tribes that have a government-to-government relationship with the United States. As sovereign nations, they have legal jurisdiction over their lands and citizens. However, until the passing of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), the authority of Tribes to exercise their exclusive jurisdiction over their Native children in child custody proceedings was not recognized. ICWA established procedural guidelines for placement and removal protocols that mandate notice to Native families and Tribes in all pending child custody proceedings to prioritize family integrity and adhere to tribal sovereignty. In recent years, ICWA has been a legal battleground between non-native families seeking to adopt native children and native families trying to keep children connected to their culture and communities. The current legal challenge to ICWA is headed to the Supreme Court, which could either reaffirm the constitutionality of the law acknowledging the special relationship between tribes and the federal government or strike it down as an unconstitutional “race-based” law in violation of equal protection and states’ rights. Join the Field Center and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School for a virtual webinar series this fall exploring the history and future of ICWA and the potential implications of the Supreme Court case for native children, families, and tribal sovereignty.

June 22, 2022

Alumni Speaker Series: Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Legal Profession

Presented by the Office of Equity and Inclusion (E&I) in collaboration with E&I’s Alumni Advisory Board and Law Alumni Society’s Board of Managers

June 21, 2022

50th Anniversary of Title IX

Join us for a 1-hour lunchtime virtual conversation about Title IX and Trans Athletes.

June 16, 2022

“A Crime on the Bayou” Screening & Q&A

As part of the Achieving Racial Justice series, and in commemoration of Juneteenth, the Quattrone Center and the Penn Carey Law Office of Equity & Inclusion present a screening of A Crime on the Bayou, a film by Nancy Buirski, followed by a Q&A featuring Gary Duncan (petitioner in the U.S. Supreme Court case Duncan v. Louisiana) and producer Brenda Robinson L ’03, moderated by Paul Heaton, Academic Director of the Quattrone Center. Register here

April 13, 2022

CANCELED: Law and Inequality

This virtual event is hosted by Penn Carey Law’s Office of Equity & Inclusion, highlighting work to advance equity and the law. The programs in this series will feature law school faculty and alumni being led in conversation by student moderators on the substantive law and practice skills essential for effective discussion and advocacy on these critical topics.

April 5, 2022

Administrative Law’s Racial Blind Spot

This event is part of the 2021-2022 Lecture Series on Race and Regulation, organized by the Penn Program on Regulation and co-sponsored by the Penn Law Office of Equity and Inclusion. Professor Daniel E. Ho of Stanford Law School is the speaker. Drawing on a recent article, “Disparate Limbo: How Administrative Law Erased Antidiscrimination,” Prof. Ho in this lecture traces how civil rights and administrative law have diverged over the past fifty years, as U.S. court decisions removed issues of racial discrimination from administrative law’s purview. He explains the legal and policy implications for today’s administrative state.