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Schedule of events for Elon Law's 2018 Diversity Week

Several student groups have organized programs from Feb. 19-24 to showcase the impact and importance of diversity in the legal profession.

Elon Law’s annual Diversity Week takes place Feb. 19-24, 2018, where programs for the law school community will explore and foster dialogue about diversity and inclusion in the American legal profession. Programs offering food require advanced registration. 

The American Bar Association Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity and the ABA Young Lawyers Division honored Elon Law’s inaugural Diversity Week programming four years ago when it finished first in their Next Steps Diversity Challenge.


Monday, February 19

"What Do You Know About IP Law?"
Sponsored by the Intellectual Property Society

12:30 p.m.
Room 204

Lunch provided. Please RSVP.

This event will connect every field of law to intellectual property and show participants how important IP is to their career goals.


Tuesday, February 20

The VIP List: Who’s Who of the Sport & Entertainment Industry
Sponsored by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society

5 p.m., Room 105
Dinner provided. Please RSVP.

"The V.I.P. List” will highlight African-American and women lawyers, judges and agents in the entertainment and sports industry. Those who made the list are famous and have been seen on television or in the North Carolina legal community.


Wednesday, February 21

"Racenicity: #HANDSUPDONTSHOOT: Racial Paradigms, Over-Policing, and the Role of Higher Education in the Search for Equity & Justice"
Facilitated by LMC Fellow Tiffany Atkins
12:30 p.m.
Room 206

Lunch provided. Please RSVP.

The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education, in collaboration with Elon University School of Law, invites you to our February Race-nicity Lunch Series. Race-nicity explores the intersections of race and ethnicity in higher education. This series aligns with the center’s goal to provide faculty and staff with resources to perform their roles in a sound intercultural manner.

“Not My President!: If at First You Don’t Secede…”
Sponsored by the Federalist Society

Featured speaker: Professor John Kunich, Belmont-Abbey College and UNC Charlotte
12:40 p.m. 
Room 105

Lunch provided. Please RSVP.

Professor John Kunich will talk about California Secession and the current state of the Trump Administration.

Black Lawyers Matter Panel Discussion
Moderated by LMC Fellow Tiffany Atkins
Panelists: Afi Johnson-Parris, Kim Gatling, Judge Tonia Cutchin, Kelvin D. Smith
5:30 p.m.
Room 105


Thursday, February 22

Movin’ on Up: Black History Trivia
Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association

12:30 p.m.
Cemala Commons

In a continued effort to celebrate Black History Month, this trivia game has been designed to highlight the accomplishments of notable African-American celebrities, artists, scholars and activist in a fun way. The Black Law Student Association encourages peers to participate in BLSA's Black History Trivia by answering questions to win the grand prize: movie tickets! Trivia topics include, but are not limited to, pop culture and music, sports and entertainment, facts and figures regarding representation in the legal profession and #BlackLivesMatter.


Saturday, February 24

Pipeline to the Legal Profession
Sponsored by the SBA Diversity Committee

9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Multiple locations at Elon Law in Greensboro

A day of learning about the legal profession at Elon Law School. This program is open to any student considering a legal career, and may be especially beneficial to first- and second-year undergraduates as you plan your courses over the next few years. The event will include a mock class, tips for getting into and succeeding in law school, and the opportunity to learn from and interact with current law students, law professors, and practicing attorneys. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you know of undergraduates in the area who might be interested in a law career, please let them know about this event! Breakfast and lunch provided. Interested individuals may RSVP here.



2/13/2018 10:45 AM