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Race and the Law Symposium

19 Feb 2022

Race and the Law Symposium

9:00am - 1:00pm

Each year, Vermont Law School's Black Law Student Association hosts the Annual Race and the Law Symposium, offering a general theme involving the law’s impact on people of color.

A creative illustration depicting people of color addressing 21st century disparities in legal preparedness and employment.

The legal field is disproportionately non- inclusive. White people make up over 80% of the field, while Latinx and Black people make up less than 6%. Pacific Islanders and Asian people make up less than 4% of lawyers, with Native Indigenous comprising less than 1%. This lack of inclusion is a growing issue that educators and employers need to address more consistently. Join us for a discussion on the importance of mentorship, true diversity and inclusion, and mental health in supporting the preparedness of Black legal scholars.

View or download the event program here.
Register to Attend:
Registration is encouraged. To participate in breakout sessions, and Q and A, register now!