Friday, January 29, 2021
On February 5th, the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute and the Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) at Seton Hall Law School will be hosting "Let's Talk Law School: Diversity, Representation, and Minority Student Support."
The event will feature students, faculty, alumni, and administrators who will discuss accessibility, affordability, and support services for minority students interested in attending law school. The event's audience will include undergraduate and prospective law school students, engaging them in timely conversations about diversity and representation.
Through this event, the audience will include undergraduate and prospective law school students, engaging them in timely conversations about diversity and representation. The conversation will include:
- Lori Brown, J.D. - Chief Equity, Diversity and Compliance Officer, Seton Hall University
- Issa DiSciullo - Assistant Dean for J.D. and Graduate Admissions, Seton Hall Law School
- Caridad Rigo, J.D. ‘77 - Retired Administrative Law Judge at State of New Jersey
- Jenny-Brooke Condon, J.D. ‘03 - Director, Legal Education Opportunity Program, Seton Hall Law School
- Leslie Veloz – Seton Hall Law Student
- Mateo Diaz – Seton Hall Law Student
The event will kick-off at 11 a.m. on Microsoft Teams on February 5 and will close with a Q&A session. The event will require registration and can be completed by clicking here.
LALSA Co-Presidents Janisha Romero Rodriguez and Genesis Algaba stated on behalf of the organization's executive board that the law panel is aimed "to highlight and tackle the barriers preventing students from attaining a legal education and to establish a pipeline-like relationship between pre-law undergraduate students and current law students at Seton Hall University."
The LALSA executive board commented on their ongoing partnership and collaboration efforts with the Unanue Institute and stated that their efforts in this panel are to "deconstruct the obstacles that under-represented students face not only in law school but also in the legal profession."
The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute was created through a generous gift from Joseph and Carmen Unanue in 2005. The Institute promotes intellectual growth through academic scholarships, inviting Latino scholars and leaders to campus, and hosting professional development and networking opportunities for students.
Similarly, LALSA's mission is to educate the law school community on the benefits of diversity and create awareness of the challenges that Latino communities currently face. LALSA achieves its goals by providing academic, professional and social support for all students by recognizing the achievements of Latino students and alumni.
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