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College of Law celebrates Diversity Week

February 07, 2011

Jaclyn D. Grosso
(315) 443-9534

Syracuse University College of Law kicks off Diversity Week on Monday, Feb. 7, with a variety of daily events. A well-rounded legal professional must understand the ever-changing world in which we live and practice; these programs are designed as forums for students to 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 of Feb. 7 include:

Monday, Feb. 7:
Diversity Networking Luncheon, noon, Heritage Alumni Lounge
Sponsored by the Office of Professional & Career Development and the Office of Student Life

Tuesday, Feb. 8:
Bite of Culture, noon, 2nd Floor Student Lounge/cafeteria area
Sponsored by the SUCOL Student Senate & the Office of Student Life
Priority for Bite of Culture will be given to College of Law students

Wednesday, Feb. 9:
Diversity Discussion Series: Creating a Space of Inclusion and Respect—an interactive dialogue, 11:45, Room 101
Sponsored by BLSA, LALSA, APALSA, SUCOL Student Senate & the Office of Student Life

Wellness & Diversity, evening Zumba class, 5:30 p.m., Heritage Alumni Lounge
(RSVP to by Feb. 8).
Sponsored by the Office of Student Life

Thursday, Feb. 10:
Disability Policy and Women with Disabilities—presentation by Omolara Funmilola Akinpelu, M.ED., Ph.D., Burton Blatt Institute post doctoral fellow, 11:45 a.m., Room 175
Sponsored by the disAbility Law Society and the Office of Student Life

Friday, Feb. 11:
International Teas & Treats, Second Floor Student Lounge/ Cafeteria Area

For more information, contact Rodriguez in the Office of Student Life,

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