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Diversity Awareness Week 2013

The law school's Diversity Committee will be hosting a series of events celebrating the rich diversity of the law school and the Philadelphia legal community. 


Friday, March 1

Live Stream Appearance of Justice Sonia Sotomayor from the Constitution Center

7 p.m.
Room 230

Watch the live screening of a conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and the third woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.  Justice Sotomayor will recount her journey from a Bronx housing project to Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney’s office, and the Federal District Court, all before the age of 40—followed by her appointment to the nation’s highest court. The conversation will be moderated by Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania and a Trustee of the Center.

The Women's Law Society is hosting the event. 


Tuesday, March 5

Immigration and the LGBT Community

12 p.m.
Room 240

Attorney Shelley Grant of Bagia & Associates will speak about immigration and the LGBT community.

The event is co-sponsored by the Drexel Brehons and Drexel OUTLaw.


Tuesday, March 5

Hardly Arbitrary: International Arbitration

6 p.m.
Room 140

A panel of experts will discuss investment arbitration, commercial arbitration, interstate arbitration and related topics as well as planning a career in arbitration.

The panel will include Raúl B. Mañón of Squire Sanders, LLP, Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Yasuhiro Saito of the Saito Law Group and Nancy Thévenin of Baker & McKenzie, LLP.

Sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Intellectual Property Law Society, International Law and Human Rights Society, Squire Sanders LLP and Barbri.

Reception to follow in the Third Floor Gallery.  


Wednesday, March 6

What Black Men Think: Challenging the Media's Myths About Black Men

4 p.m.
Room 140

This event will be hosted by the Black Law Students Association.


Wednesday, March 6

Diversity Week Award Reception and Award Ceremony

6 p.m.
Third Floor Gallery

David Rosenblum, legal director of the Mazzoni Center, which provides a wide range of services to members of the LGBT community, will be honored for his service.