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College of Law celebrates Diversity Week Feb. 8-12

February 02, 2010

Jaclyn D. Grosso
(315) 443-9534

Syracuse University College of Law kicks off Diversity Week on Monday, Feb. 8, with a variety of daily events. A well-rounded legal professional must understand the ever-changing world in which he or she lives and practices. These programs are designed as forums for students to be exposed to and provide an exchange on the similarities and differences in the law community and beyond.

“Our students will be confronted with issues concerning diversity on all levels—whether as they become acclimated to the culture of their workplace, or in representing their clients and their interests,” says Melanie C. Rodriguez L’00, associate director of the Office of Student Life. “The goal of Diversity Week, and for future programs, is to provide students with the necessary skills to be successful within a global marketplace. We want our students to be able to explore difference as they continue to develop their personal interests and beliefs.”

The events for the week include:

Monday, Feb. 8
“Diversity Networking Luncheon,” noon, Heritage Alumni Lounge
Sponsored by the Office of Professional & Career Development and the Office of Student Life

Tuesday, Feb. 9
“Bite of Culture & Cultural Extravaganza,” noon, 2nd Floor Student Lounge/Cafeteria Area
Sponsored by the SUCOL Student Senate & the Office of Student Life

Wednesday, Feb. 10
“LGBT Rights and the Law,” 11:45 a.m., Room 275
Sponsored by OutLaw, SU’s LGBT Resource Center and the Office of Student Life
“Wellness & Diversity”
Information provided on second floor during lunch hour
“Evening Yoga Class,” 5:30 p.m., Room 441
Sponsored by the Office of Student Life

Thursday, Feb. 11
“Building a Supportive Community through Understanding Disabilities,” 11:45 a.m., Room 275
Sponsored by the disAbility Law Society and the Office of Student Life

For more information, contact Rodriguez in the Office of Student Life, mcrodriguez@law.syr.edu.

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