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Effects of bias in legal institutions will be discussed at ABF meeting

Effects of bias in legal institutions will be discussed at ABF meeting

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 — Experts will focus on how bias based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability affect the legal profession and the operation of legal institutions at the “Third Annual Conference of the Research Group on Legal Diversity” hosted by the Research Group on Legal Diversity of the American Bar Foundation.

What:  
“Third Annual Conference of the Research Group on Legal Diversity”
Sponsored by the Research Group on Legal Diversity, American Bar Foundation

When: 
May 8-9

Where:
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
340 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Established in 2011, the Research Group on Legal Diversity of the American Bar Foundation is an international network of scholars whose work examines trends in legal diversity in the legal profession and other institutions of justice and the impact of diversity on legal processes and institutions. The Research Group’s co-directors, Robert L. Nelson, David B. Wilkins and Ronit Dinovitzer, are all centrally involved in “After the J.D.,” the ABF’s national study of lawyers’ careers.

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing and more information, please contact Julie Brown at 312-988-6133 or Julie.Brown@americanbar.org.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews. 

 

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