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David B. Wilkins and Justice Goodwin Liu Provide Data on Legal Diversity

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

 

Prof. David B. Wilkins joined Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court at Adobe HQ in San Francisco on June 12th to discuss diversity in the legal profession. The event, After the JD: Racial Diversity in the Law, gave the audience an opportunity to look at data collected by Justice Liu and Prof. Wilkins on the status and progress of Asian and African-American lawyers, respectively. After sharing some of their findings from their reports, Justice Liu and Prof. Wilkins engaged in a robust conversation with attendees about racial diversity in the legal profession. The conversation was made even more timely as the event followed comments earlier in the day from Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust about a lawsuit facing the University challenging the ways in which they assemble a diverse student body.

 

Justice Liu Report: https://www.apaportraitproject.org/

David Wilkins Report: https://clp.law.harvard.edu/assets/HLS-Report-on-the-State-of-Black-Alumni-II-2000-2016-High-Res.pdf

 

The After the JD: Racial Diversity in the Law event was organized by the Harvard Law School Alumni Association Northern California chapter, in conjunction with Arnold & Porter and Adobe.