Diversity Week Becomes Diversity Month

Diversity Month March 2020
Diversity Week Becomes Diversity Month
February 26, 2020
Hartford, CT

Diversity Week, the annual celebration of diversity and inclusion at the UConn School of Law, will expand this year into Diversity Month.

The campus-wide series of events, first organized in 2011, showcases the law school’s commitment to offering a safe and diverse environment. The celebration, focusing on the ways that embracing a diverse campus culture only strengthens it, is organized by the student-run Diversity Alliance and supported by several area law firms.

Student organizations will host a variety of events, starting on March 2 with Women of the Law, a networking dinner for students sponsored by the Diversity Alliance and the Women’s Law Students Association. Other events will include a Day of Service to the community, several panel discussions, and a concluding Talent Showcase. A schedule of events is posted here.

 “The expansion of Diversity Week into Diversity Month is to avoid slipping into a performance of diversity,” said Mallori Thompson, co-chair of the Diversity Alliance. More time to develop meaningful conversations will mean a greater impact, she said. “All of our events are aimed at either solving a problem, creating a network, highlighting our differences -- and of course having fun while doing it.”

Shipman & Goodwin LLP, which has been the exclusive sponsor of Diversity Week since 2013, will continue to be its leading supporter. Other sponsors this year will include Pullman & Comley LLC, Wiggin and Dana LLP, McCarter & English LLP, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, and Cohen and Wolf PC.