The struggle for racial and gender equity gained new prominence in 2020, and lawyers and law students played important roles in working for change. But what about the state of racial and gender equity in our own profession? Though progress has been made in recent years, many challenges still remain. Why aren't more women and people of color partners at law firms? Why does even the non-profit sector struggle to elevate women and people of color to leadership roles? How much is this a pipeline problem, or a problem of organizational culture and implicit bias? And what can new lawyers do to make positive change? Join some of the leading lawyers on diversity and inclusion in the profession to discuss.
Sponsored by the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Women of Stanford Law (WSL), and the Stanford Center for Racial Justice.