Miami Law Co-Hosts Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Webinar Series with National Bar Association

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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.

"Special Report on Reforms in Law School Curricula"
Anthony E. Varona, Dean of University of Miami School of Law and member, ABA President's Council of Deans on Police Reform.

 


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

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