Law students, faculty and staff are invited to join the CommUnity Luncheon. This event will offer a festive introduction to Diversity Week, but will also provide space for themed conversations hosted by the different student groups.
Diversity Week 2014 is a campus-wide event that showcases UConn Law School's commitment to offering a safe and diverse environment. First organized in 2011, the week's activities offer community members a chance to celebrate all of the differences that make each of us unique. Throughout the week, student organizations host a variety of events that encourage community members to take pause and appreciate how each member contributes to Law School's campus culture. Community members are encouraged to continue these conversations in their lives outside of the Law School. Beginning in 2013, Shipman & Goodwin LLP became the week's exclusive sponsor.
Sponsoring Student Organizations include:
American Civil Liberties Union (UConn Law Chapter)
American Constitutional Society
Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Society
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Black Law Students Association
Christian Legal Society
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Jewish Law Students' Association
Lambda Law Society
Latino Law Students Association
Muslim Law Student Society
Public Interest Law Group
Russian Law Speaking Student Association
South Asian Law Student Association
Student Bar Association
Women Law Students' Association
Law students, faculty and staff are invited to join the conversation as community members share their personal stories of life, loss and triumph. Members of the UConn Law community will be given an opportunity to share their narrative.
Law students, faculty and staff are invited to this event. Enjoy ice cream sundaes from Ben and Jerry's and karaoke while getting to know members of our Law School community.
Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute and Renee C. Redman, Law Offices of Renee C. Redman, will share their proposed solutions for comprehensive immigration reform in a spirited and engaging conversation on an issue that is both incredibly important and deeply divisive. The debate will be moderated by Douglas R. Penn, Law Offices of Douglas R. Penn and Former Chair of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Bring your opinions and your questions.
Law students, faculty and staff are invited to start the day with coffee and pastries from Hartford's own Panaderia Pan Del Cielo.
Panelists will speak on the barriers to the Bar exam faced by those who have struggled with mental health or substance abuse. The group will share insights and personal stories about these barriers and will critically explore possibilities for change.
Jon Bauer, Professor of Law, UConn School of Law
Mark DuBois `77, Attorney, Geraghty & Bonnano
Kathleen Flaherty, Attorney, Statewide Legal Services
Leslie Levin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UConn School of Law (moderator)
A panel of Asian-American lawyers and politicians will speak out about the unique challenges they have faced as Asian-Americans in their particular places of influence. Panelists will present perspectives from a variety of positions within the spheres of law and politics.
Nina Elgo, Judge, Connecticut Superior Court
Sung-Ho Hwang `92, Attorney, Law Offices of Sung-Ho Hwang, LLC.
Scott Sebastian, Assistant Vice President and Counsel - State Government Relations at MassMutual Financial Group (moderator)
William Tong, Connecticut State Representative
The Diversity Committee would like to thank the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Connecticut (CAPABA) for supporting this event.
This event will feature true stories told by people in the community who have overcome obstacles through litigation. The winning clients will share, alongside the lawyers who fought for them.
Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook is the first African-American female to serve as the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. She will be speaking from her experiences serving her country in this unique role, and will share about how those experiences have been shaped and influenced by race, gender and faith.
Law students, faculty and staff are invited to the grand finale of Diversity Week. The Showcase will feature live performances from students, staff and faculty and will include music, dance, spoken word, and more.