Diversity Programs & Activities

Diversity and inclusion programs and events at the College of law for and by students.

Spring 2022 Events

Diversity Week 2022 – February 7 – 11

Student Bar Association presents:

Looking Back, Thinking Forward, and Maximizing the Value of Our Degree

Monday, February 7 | 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

LL.M. and SJD Lunch and Learn

Monday, February 7 | 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Cultural Competency and Diverse Research Practice Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 8 | 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Disability Law Self-Advocacy Discussion

Wednesday, February 9 | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

LawGBTQ+ Education Training

Friday, February 11 | Noon – 1 p.m.

DEI Communication and Allyship Workshop

All events on Zoom.

https://syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/8156159523 Meeting ID: 815 615 9523

To request accommodations for these events, contact the College of Law Office of Student Affairs in Suite 220, call 315.443.1146, or email lawstudentaffairs@syr.edu.

Fall 2021 Events

Diversity Week Fall 2021

2021 Diversity Pledge Signing and Breakfast

October 11 | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Hon. Sandra Townes DEI Room

Virtual Connections Speaker Series x First Generation Law Students Association

October 13 | noon – 1 p.m. | Room 340

A Conversation with Sylvia Mendez

October 14 | 11:50 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. | Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom and online via Zoom 

A joint program sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse Law, and the Latin American Law Student Association.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Candid Conversation with Marty Feinman L’83

October 14 | 2 – 3 p.m. | Location TBD

Diversity of Experience x Corporate Law Society

October 14 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Room 106

Diversity Committee Movie Night and Candid Conversation

October 22 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Room 340


Spring 2021 Events

Americans with Disabilities Act Symposium

April 23

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the 15th anniversary of the Disability Law and Policy Program; and the Syracuse Law Review ADA Special Volume

Racial Equity Academic Symposium

February 22-27

Presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Division of Faculty Affairs in the Office of Academic Affairs, the inaugural Racial Equity Academic Symposium promotes intellectual discourse and scholarship in the aspects of race and equity. 

  • Poet Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Tech University
  • Poet and artist Keisha-Gaye Anderson ’96
  • Eddie S. Glaude Jr., James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University
  • Economist Julianne Malveaux, former President, Bennett College for Women.
  • Marc Lamont Hill, Host, BET News and Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions, Temple University

A Virtual Lunchtime Chat with Army JAG Officer LTC Pia Rogers L’01

February 23

  • Moderated by Professor Beth Kubala and 2L Ryan Marquette

BLSA’s Second Annual BHM Ceremony

February 25

  • Honoring Judge Sandra L. Townes L’76 (1945-2018)
  • Keynote: Hon. George Daniels, District Judge, US District Southern District of New York
  • Also featuring the Black Excellence Award Presentations 

Diversity Week

February 8

From the Courtroom to The Bachelorette: A Deep Dive Conversation with D. Riley Christian L’16 (click link for video)

February 10

Black History Month Celebration: Afro-Latinos in the U.S. and in the Law

  • Exploring the cultural history and diversity of Afro-Latinos in the United States and discussing issues impacting Afro-Latinos in the law, government, and public policy.
  • Moderator: Candace J. Gomez, Member, Bond, Schoeneck & King
  • Speakers: The Hon. Aletha V. Fields, Support Magistrate, Suffolk County Family Court; Julio Guity-Guevara, Managing Director, SUDECC Inc.; Miguel A. Martinez Jr., Director of Government, Regulatory Affairs, and Public Policy, PricewaterhouseCoopers

February 11

A Fireside Chat with Brigitte Echols L’93 (click link for video)

  • Brigitte Echols L’93 discusses careers and workplace challenges.

February 12

Diversity of Thought: Who is a Reasonable Person?

  • An American Constitution Society and Federalist Society event creating a space and opportunity for students to speak, listen, and respectfully discuss current issues around civility.

Fall 2020 Events

November 2020

October 2020


Past Events

Diversity Week & Diversity Day

Diversity Week & Diversity Day 2019-2020