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.