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    How to Build An Antiracist Legal Profession

    1 PM EDT

    Diversity and inclusion efforts have been a focus of most organizations across the country, even prior to the social unrest of 2020. Now, more than ever, the need for authentic and broad corporate diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives is apparent to companies across industry and geography.

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    Lawyers play a critical role in our society. They represent individuals, organizations, businesses, and corporations, helping them to resolve legal problems and issues in civil and criminal cases. They act on behalf of tribes, local and state governments, the federal government, and the public interest in promoting truth and justice and protecting the rule of law. They produce and write case law as jurists and statutes as legislators and legislative policy attorneys. More broadly speaking, they serve as leaders in our communities, they shape policy, and they work to create social and legal reform.

    In performing all of these tasks, lawyers also have a responsibility to ensure fairness and equity for all. To do so, lawyers must engage in an antiracist approach to their legal work and their community leadership. An antiracist approach is necessary to ensuring a racially just world.

    In this talk, Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig will discuss the obstacles and challenges to developing antiracist law schools and an antiracist professional world in law. In so doing, she will define terms such as “racism” and “antiracism.” She will conclude with suggestions of actions that law schools, law firms, legal organizations, government offices, and public interest organizations can take to build an antiracist legal profession.

    Event Details

    Duration

    60

    Format

    Web

    Date

    May 20, 2021

    2021-05-20T13:00:00-04:00 2021-05-20T14:00:00-04:00 How to Build An Antiracist Legal Profession

    Diversity and inclusion efforts have been a focus of most organizations across the country, even prior to the social unrest of 2020. Now, more than ever, the need for authentic and broad corporate diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives is apparent to companies across industry and geography.

    Speakers

    Angela Onwuachi-Willig

    Boston University School of Law

    Sponsors

    Forum on Construction Law

    Moderators

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