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All In at Penn State Law: Addressing Diversity and Implicit Bias in the Legal Academy

All In at Penn State Law: Addressing Diversity and Implicit Bias in the Legal Academy

Join Penn State Law for a panel discussion of race, ethnicity, diversity, and bias in the legal academy, and what these factors mean for law students, attorneys, and law professors. This distinguished panel will bring together speakers from across the Penn State Law community to offer a variety of perspectives on how diversity and bias are represented in the legal academy.

The event is free and open to the public, but prior registration is requested.

Panelists will include:

  • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
    • Penn State Law professor, immigration law expert, and Director of the Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic
  • Dara Purvis
    • Penn State Law professor, and scholar of family law, contracts, feminist legal theory, and sexuality and the law.
  • Larry Backer
    • Penn State professor of Law and International Affairs and globalization scholar.
  • Shushan Sadjadi
    • Penn State Law student
  • Dr. Erica Frankenberg
    • Penn State Associate Professor of Education, and scholar of education and demography and racial desegregation and educational inequality.

This event is part of Penn State's All In initiative, launched to spotlight the importance of diversity at Penn State, demonstrate the University’s commitment to inclusivity and inspire all members of the community to take an active role in promoting respect and embracing diversity. Penn State Law is proud to be "All In" for all members of our community, and looks forward to an evening of thoughtful discussion on diversity and bias. We hope to see you there! 



Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Sutliff Auditorium, 118 Lewis Katz Building

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