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Black Lawyers Matter: Strategies to Enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Virtual Conference
October 30, 2020
8:15am - 6:00pm CST
Beck Redden is a proud sponsor of the Black Lawyers Matter: Strategies to Enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Virtual Conference, co-convened by the SMU Dedman School of Law and the University of Houston Law Center. More than 1,000 unique and individual members attended the conference over the course of the day to discuss increasing black enrollment in law schools, hiring for firms and corporate positions, and diverse pathways to the profession. Bracewell LLP Distinguished Lecture in Racial and Social Justice Keynote Speaker was David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School who serves as Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession and the Center for Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry. Ten Texas law schools and their deans served as moderators, panelists, and in other capacities.