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Media Advisory: Washburn Law’s Corporate and Law Firm Diversity Symposium attracts more than 200 registrants

03/07/16 01:03 pm CST

WHAT:  Corporate and Law Firm Diversity Symposium. The event is free and open to the public but registration for lunch is closed at this point.

The symposium will:

  • Highlight the issue of lack of diversity in the upper echelons of corporations and law firms
  • Discuss strategies and plans for greater hiring, inclusion, and promotion of people of color in corporations and law firms as well as greater presence on corporate boards
  • Provide support, guidance, and mentorship for students and attorneys of color in their work environments.


WHEN: Wednesday, March 9 beginning at 8 a.m.

WHERE: Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center on the Washburn University Campus.

WHO: This symposium is designed for in-house counsel, law firm associates and partners, diversity personnel, law and business students, corporate directors and officers, and anyone interested in creating diverse business environments.  There are currently 175 registrants.

DETAILS: The keynote speaker is Delano Lewis, Washburn Law ’63, who serves on the Colgate-Palmolive Board of Directors and is a former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa.

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Contact:

Washburn University School of Law
Shelia Summers, (785) 670-1841
Director Marketing Communications
shelia.summers@washburn.edu

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