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March 13, 2024

Jewish Law Students Association Annual Dinner at Morgan Lewis

Join JLSA as we celebrate Jewish Culture and Heritage and the impact that both Penn and Morgan Lewis have had on the Jewish community in Philadelphia at the group’s annual dinner reception. This year’s theme is “Uniting Jewish Voices.”

March 28, 2024

1L Program: You as an Advocate

Facilitated Cohort Workshops: You as an Advocate Small group discussions of scenarios focused on helping students develop the skills of identifying and interrupting bias in legal practice and legal systems. 

April 11, 2024

Thank you, Inspirers!

outreach program volunteers

February 23

Examining Religious Bias Through the Lenses of Antisemitism and Islamophobia

Religious identity spans many aspects of life and culture, and is deeply rooted in history. The complexity and nuance of religious belief, practice, and identity are sometimes replaced by stereotypes and binaries, particularly in times of conflict. This series aims to examine and resist this reductive tendency by expanding cultural awareness and promoting skills that are key to working effectively across difference. Given the current rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia, the first two events in this series will examine each one in depth. The presentations will explore the complexity of these categories and the interconnectedness of religious and other forms of identity-based bias. They will also identify common themes that arise across religious bias in order to deepen our understanding of each other’s experiences and perspectives. The series will culminate in a workshop that uses case studies to explore how religious difference can strengthen a community.

February 19

Examining Religious Bias Through the Lenses of Antisemitism and Islamophobia (Part II)

Religious identity spans many aspects of life and culture, and is deeply rooted in history. The complexity and nuance of religious belief, practice, and identity are sometimes replaced by stereotypes and binaries, particularly in times of conflict. This series aims to examine and resist this reductive tendency by expanding cultural awareness and promoting skills that are key to working effectively across difference. Given the current rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia, the first two events in this series will examine each one in depth. The presentations will explore the complexity of these categories and the interconnectedness of religious and other forms of identity-based bias. They will also identify common themes that arise across religious bias in order to deepen our understanding of each other’s experiences and perspectives. The series will culminate in a workshop that uses case studies to explore how religious difference can strengthen a community.

February 17

36th Annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference

Penn Carey Law’s BLSA is hosting its 36th Annual Sadie T.M. Commemorative Conference February 17, 2024. The Continued Fight for Equality: 60 Years with The Civil Rights Act of 1964 This program has been approved for 3.0 (2.0 Substantive and 1.0 Ethics) CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit must register for CLE credit and make a payment via the online CLE registration link in the amount of $120.00 ($60.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys). In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, passcodes provided throughout the program must be noted in your evaluation form. Penn Carey Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through The W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning.

February 12

Examining Religious Bias Through the Lenses of Antisemitism and Islamophobia (Part I)

Religious identity spans many aspects of life and culture, and is deeply rooted in history. The complexity and nuance of religious belief, practice, and identity are sometimes replaced by stereotypes and binaries, particularly in times of conflict. This series aims to examine and resist this reductive tendency by expanding cultural awareness and promoting skills that are key to working effectively across difference. Given the current rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia, the first two events in this series will examine each one in depth. The presentations will explore the complexity of these categories and the interconnectedness of religious and other forms of identity-based bias. They will also identify common themes that arise across religious bias in order to deepen our understanding of each other’s experiences and perspectives. The series will culminate in a workshop that uses case studies to explore how religious difference can strengthen a community.

January 27

APALSA/ALR Annual Conference

Join Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) and Asian Law Review (ALR) on Saturday January 27, 2024 for our 23rd annual conference! This conference will look into AI’s impact on technology, business, art, and fashion. More info and register for free here: https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3t0bHFfrlqiDenA

January 22

1L Program: Building Professional Idenity

Career Conversation: Building Professional Identity A conversation with alumni about how the many aspects of their identity enhance their professional impact, and how they learned to leverage all aspects of their identities as strengths. 

October 25, 2023

Free to Learn as Us: Law for Black Lives

The Advocacy for Racial Justice Clinic and Law 4 Black Lives will be hosting a CLE focused on the theme of “Free to Learn as Us” in Pennsylvania schools on Wednesday October 25th from 3:30-5:00PM EST at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Participants will hear from lawyers and organizers from ACLU, Education Law Center, Juntos as well as clinical clients of the ARC Justice Clinic. The event will be open to L4BL members, law students, community members, and lawyers and legal advocates. Reception to follow, with light refreshments. This program has been approved for a total of 1.0 Ethics/DEI CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, evaluation forms must be completed.

October 19, 2023

Staff: Equity in Action Series

E&I is pleased to launch the Equity in Action Professional Development Series! Grounded in the project-based learning model, each program provides the opportunity for participants to gain new knowledge, skills, vocabulary, and an overview of introductory concepts on a chosen topic related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

October 16, 2023

1L Program: You as a Critical Thinker

Faculty Conversations: You as a Critical Thinker A conversation among faculty members focused on examining the human impact of the cases you’re analyzing in the classroom. 

October 6, 2023

E&I Fellows Training

Closed event

September 29, 2023

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 29, 2023

E&I Fellows Training

Closed event for Fellows

September 15, 2023

E&I Fellows Training

Closed RP@P Training for Fellows

September 12, 2023

E&I Fellows Opening Lunch

Closed Event for E&I Fellows

July 12, 2023

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, 2023

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, 2023

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

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