American Bar Association Town Hall

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

“Advocating for Equality in the Next Generation – Native American Rights.” Topic focused on discrimination and equality issues facing Native American law students and young lawyers.

Event location: Great Hall A, Allen Chapman Activity Center
A complimentary cocktail reception will follow the town hall meeting on the Mezzanine of The University of Tulsa College of Law, John Rogers Hall

Registration is free. Please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at irr@americanbar.org

Keynote Speaker

Professor G. William Rice

Co-Director, Native American Law Center

Small Group Discussions will be led by Notable Leaders Within the Oklahoma Native American Community


This town hall meeting will examine whether experiences with discrimination and definitions of equality have changed for the new generation of lawyers and others who have grown up in a multi-cultural, social media-driven society. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage dialogue among law students, young lawyers, experienced members of the bar and others in the community about how the legal profession should work to address issues of inequality, intolerance, and discrimination in the profession and in society and how traditional methods of advocacy need to be adjusted to accommodate evolving mores and experiences. The Tulsa meeting will focus on discrimination and equality in Native American communities.

The ABA Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section will host a six-part series, beginning here at The University of Tulsa. Section Chair Steve Wermiel and Tanya Terrell, Director of the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, are overseeing and directing the programs. The series will examine whether experiences with discrimination and definitions of equality have changed for the new generation of lawyers and others who have grown up in a multi-cultural, social media-driven society. Each town hall meeting will examine a different aspect of equality from race and gender to disability rights and LGBT issues and will be held as open sessions at different law schools across the country.


Contact:
Barbette Veit
Barbette-veit@utulsa.edu
(918) 631-5604