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Is This Progress? The Status of DEI and Racial Justice Efforts at Work and School

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The Equal Justice Works Alumni Advisory Council is excited to host an event featuring Deborah Archer, Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical programs at NYU Law School and President of the ACLU, in conversation with Alexis Robertson, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Foley & Lardner LLP. Together, the two will discuss DEI and racial justice, the current landscape of legal work across these areas, and opportunities for engagement on these important issues. They’ll also share their experiences as practitioners in these spaces. Please join us for this timely conversation.

Alexis Robertson is the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for Foley & Lardner LLP. She provides firm-wide strategic direction and oversight on all diversity and inclusion related matters. In addition to supervising the DEI team, she collaborates with firm leadership, talent development, and business development to address DEI-related concerns and execute the firm’s DEI Strategic Plan.

Deborah Archer is Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Programs, the Margaret B. Hoppin Professor of Clinical Law, and Faculty Director of the Community Equity Lab. Deborah is also the President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a leading expert in civil rights, civil liberties, and racial justice. She is an award-winning teacher and legal scholar whose articles have appeared in leading law reviews. Deborah has also offered commentary for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, National Public Radio, CBS, Monocle, The Atlantic, and The New York Times.

June 12, 2024
12:00 PM

Washington, DC