On Friday, March 8, 2019, the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review will host their 103rd Annual Symposium. This year’s symposium is entitled “Women and the Law” and coincides with International Women’s Day. The symposium will focus on past and present issues related to women and the law. Topics include gender discrimination, the #MeToo movement, and women in legal education. The symposium will feature panel discussions with scholars and legal professionals from across the country.
WLAM Board member Kirsten Silwanowicz, Assistant General Counsel for Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation, will be speaking on Women’s Rights in the Workforce: The Struggle is STILL Real.
The symposium lectures and panel discussions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will be held in room 226 at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Lunch will be provided. The event is free and open to all, but RSVPs are required.
Click here to check out the Symposium Schedule for the full list of speakers and topics.
Cocktail reception and portrait unveiling
Following the symposium, a cocktail reception and portrait unveiling honoring WLAM Board member, UDM alumna, and Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise Langford Morris will be held in the Detroit Mercy Law Atrium. Painted by Detroit artist Henry Heading, the framed portrait is a gift from four Detroit Mercy Law student organizations—Law Review, Black Law Students Association, Women’s Law Caucus and Student Bar Association. The portrait, which is the School’s first of a woman and African American, will be permanently displayed in the halls of Detroit Mercy Law. For more information on the portrait unveiling, please click here.
Questions? Contact Samantha Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org.