February 24, 2007
Pepperdine School of Law's Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics hosted a conference examining diversity in the legal profession on February 24 on Pepperdine's Malibu campus.
Amidst all of the discussion on the lack of diversity, there has been little consideration of the resources of the Christian faith. Within the United States, African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians are among the most actively-involved Christians. Many of the greatest leaders in the ongoing fight for equality including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Caesar Chavez drew guidance, strength, and inspiration from the Christian faith.
The conference discussed lack of racial and ethnic diversity in law schools and the legal profession as well as what might be done to overcome it, including using the resources of the Christian faith. People of color who have successfully faced the challenges of law school and the legal profession shared their stories and sources of inspiration to pre-law students, law students, lawyers, law school administrators, professors, and clergy.
Panels and presentations included:
Featured speakers included:
For more details, download the conference brochure here.