BBI Chairman Peter Blanck to discuss Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession at the University of Texas School of Law

02/12/2018

March 26, 2018 11:45 am–1:15 pm

Location: University of Texas School of Law - 727 East Dean Keeton Street - Austin, TX 78705
William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law - TNH 3.126

Join us for a talk followed by discussion with Peter Blanck, chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.

Registration required. Please RSVP here to reserve your spot and lunch.

In 2017, the American Bar Association launched a first-of-its kind nationwide longitudinal study, conducted by the Burton Blatt Institute, to identify biases encountered by disabled and LGBT+ lawyers in the legal profession, and to help develop and implement strategies to ameliorate such biases. This talk presents preliminary findings from this national study, based on responses from 1,000 lawyers across the United States. The initial findings suggest the need for continuing efforts to promote the full and equal participation of all diverse persons, including lawyers with disabilities and who are LGBT+, in the legal profession.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration required. Please RSVP here to reserve your spot and lunch.

Sponsored by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law and the Mithoff Pro Bono Program

About the Burton Blatt Institute

BBI reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities, with offices in Syracuse, NY, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities. For more information about BBI and the dates and locations of the seminar series, visit: http://bbi.syr.edu.

Source: William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law Events