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Behind the Bench: The Treatment and Selection of Law Clerks (Day 1)

The judiciary isn’t only a legal institution; it’s also an employer, and clerkships are often a pipeline to leadership positions in the law. Two panels will look at issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the judiciary.

Past: Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:00 pm
This is a virtual event
Speakers:
  • Deeva Shah
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  • Chai Feldblum
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  • Emily Martin
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  • Molly Coleman
  • Elizabeth K. Peck
The Treatment and Selection of Law Clerks

The judiciary isn’t only a legal institution; it’s also an employer, and clerkships are often a pipeline to leadership positions in the law. Two panels will look at issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the judiciary: First, several former law clerks have come forward about sexual or other forms of harassment and alleged a lack of institutional support. Second, current hiring practices have led to clerk classes that lack racial, ethnic, gender, and experiential diversity. This event will look at the hurdles to achieving reform and consider steps the judiciary, law schools, and other stakeholders should take to ensure a safe, respectful, and inclusive workplace.

On Thursday, March 4, at 1:00–2:15 p.m. ET, a panel will address sexual and other forms of harassment in the judiciary. On Friday, March 5, at 1:00–2:15 p.m. ET, a panel will discuss diversity and law clerk hiring.

This event is co-sponsored by the National Women’s Law Center, the NYU Law Review, the American Constitution Society at NYU LAW, Latinx Law Students Association at NYU LawSouth Asian Law Students Association at NYU Law, and the Black Allied Law Students Association at NYU Law.

Each event day (March 4 and 5) has been approved for one New York State CLE credit in the Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias category. The credit will be non-transactional and is appropriate for experienced attorneys with two years of experience post-bar-admission. In order to obtain Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, you are required to sign and complete an attorney affirmation with the codes provided during the panels, and email the form to Janna Adelstein at cle@brennan.law.nyu.edu

Thursday, March 4, 2021 (Day 1): Addressing Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment in the Judiciary

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Friday, March 5, 2021 (Day 2) Law Clerk Diversity and the Selection Process

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