New York State Bar Association To Host Panel on Advancing Diversity in Wake of U.S. Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling
In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court declaring race-conscious admissions at Harvard and the University of North Carolina to be unconstitutional, the New York State Bar Association is hosting a panel of experts who will discuss how colleges, law schools, corporations, law firms and the judiciary will still be able to advance diversity.
“U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action & Its Impact on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Law” will provide a unique perspective on what the Supreme Court decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina means for higher education, the business world, the courts and society at large.
The webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sept. 5.
“The impact of these decisions will be felt for years to come,” said Richard Lewis, president of the New York State Bar Association. “We are taking this initiative to help those impacted navigate this new legal landscape. I look forward to a robust discussion on what this all means for the important work of diversity and inclusion in classrooms, boardrooms and courtrooms.”
The esteemed panelists include:
- Vincent Chang, partner, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch.
- Associate Justice Cheryl Chambers, Appellate Division, Second Department.
- Kapil Longani, senior vice chancellor for legal affairs and general counsel, State University of New York.
- Jill Rosenberg, New York employment law partner, Orrick.
- Nihla F. Sikkander, chair of the association’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and a labor and employment attorney, Bond, Schoeneck & King.
- Caren Ulrich Stacy, founder & CEO, Diversity Lab.
This event is part of the New York State Bar Association’s ongoing efforts to help lawyers understand the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action. Later this month, the Task Force on Advancing Diversity will release its full report with recommendations on how colleges, graduate schools, corporations, law firms and the judiciary can advance diversity in the aftermath of the decision.
This webinar is sponsored by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Task Force on Advancing Diversity, the Committee on Civil Rights, the Environmental & Energy Law Section, the Labor & Employment Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education.