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Hofstra Law’s Freedman Institute Organizes Nat’l Conference on Training Lawyers as Leaders

Illustration for the Nov. 8, 2019 conference "Leading Differently Across Difference: A National Conference on Training Lawyers as Leaders," including the Hofstra Law and Freedman Institute logos

The Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law has organized the conference “Leading Differently Across Difference: A National Conference on Training Lawyers as Leaders.” The full-day event is being held on Nov. 8 at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York in Manhattan.

“This conference of excellent, diverse speakers fulfills the critical need to examine practices that encourage the training and promotion of lawyers of different races, ethnicities, genders, and generations to leadership positions in law schools and the profession,” says Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky, executive director of the Freedman Institute.

Together with five panel discussions, the conference features an opening presentation, “Facing the Challenge,” by Anthony Thompson, professor of clinical law at NYU School of Law, as well as a midday presentation, “Crosscurrents of Leadership Challenges and Some Suggested Practices and Programs,” by Tirien Steinbach, chief program officer for the ACLU of Northern California.

Joining the Freedman Institute as co-sponsors of the conference are the following:
Morrison & Foerster
New York State Unified Court System
Abraham J. Gross ’78 Conference and Lecture Fund
Association of American Law Schools Leadership Section
Columbia Law School Center for Institutional and Social Change
CUNY School of Law
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Fordham Law School
Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law at Cardozo School of Law
NYU School of Law Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law

View the full conference program on the Freedman Institute website.