Shaking the Table: Transforming Legal Education for Women of Color

A talk by Karen DeMeola, Kelsey Haake, Chaumtoli Huq, Fatema Jaffer and Chalak Richards
UCONN School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, CUNY School of Law, J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School and Ms. JD

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The equity gaps in legal education for women of color and the persistence of these inequities once women of color transition into the legal profession are well-documented. This panel will explore practical strategies for mitigating structural barriers to equitable opportunity within legal education systems. We will begin to reimagine legal education as learning environments that leverage diversity, student backgrounds, and lived experiences as resources for disrupting the operation of systemic racism.

Fatema Jaffer

Bachelor of Science, Majors: Political Science and International Affairs, Minor: Communications

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