The University of Miami School of Law co-hosted the webinar series, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with the National Bar Association.
Webinar 1 - APRIL 29: Police Reform Report Card: Where Are We After the Deaths of Jacob Blake, Breonna Taylor, Korryn Gaines, Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean, and George Floyd?
"The Family and Community Experience"
Moderator: Chris Lomax, J.D. '08
Panelists: J. Wyndal Gordon, Lawyer for Estate of Korryn Gaines; Judge Faith Johnson, Prosecutor responsible for securing indictment of Amber Guyger for the deal of Botham Jean; Joyette Holmes, Former Special Prosecutor in Ahmaud Arbery case; B'Ivory LaMarr, Lawyer for Family of Jacob Blake; and S. Lee Merritt, Lawyer for Families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Botham Jean.
"The Legislative Response"
Moderator: Professor Donald Jones
Panelists: Texas State Representative Ron E. Reynolds, Jr. (Vice-chair, Texas Legislative Black Caucus) Plainfield, New Jersey; City Council President Steve Hockaday; Tennessee State Senator Raumesh Akbari, Executive Committee Member, National Black Caucus of State Legislators; Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader Charniele Herring; and Miami-Dade County Commission Vice-Chairman Oliver Gilbert III, J.D. '00.
Webinar 2 - APRIL 30: Building a More Effective DEI Pipeline for Blacks in Law: Existing Models of Excellence and Emerging Models
Opening Remarks on Diversity and Mentorship in Florida: John Kozyak, Founding Partner, Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, PA and Founder, Kozyak Minority Mentoring Partnership
"Law School Admissions and Attrition Pipeline"
Moderator: Paulette Brown, ABA & NBA Past President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Locke Lord, LLP
Panelists: Dean Anthony E. Varona, Miami Law; Dean Heather Gerken, Yale Law; Dean Danielle Holley, Howard Law; Dean Kimberly Mutcherson, Rutgers-Camden; Dean Rod Smolla, Widener University's Delaware Law School; Shannon Bartlett, Northwestern University Law School Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
"Blacks in Law Firms and Corporate Legal Departments"
Moderator: Dean Alfreda Robinson, NBA Past President and George Washington Law Senior Associate
Panelists: Gregory V. Brown, Esq., General Counsel, Beusa Energy and Evolution Well Services, Inc.; John Lino, Global Chairman, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, ReedSmith, LLP; Daniella Landers, Esq., Shareholder, ReedSmith, LLP; Lloyd Freeman, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Buchanan Ingersoll, PC; Christopher Lomax, J.D. '08, Lawyer, Jones Day, LLP; Marilu Marshall, J.D. '69, SVP Executive Management, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, The Estee Lauder Companies
Charge Forward/Closing Remarks:
George Knox, J.D. '73, one of the earliest Black Graduates of Miami Law