A host of speakers and seminars populate a week of activities designed to highlight
diversity issues in law.
WHAT: Texas Tech School of Law Diversity Week
WHEN: March 7-10
WHERE: Texas Tech School of Law, 1802 Hartford Ave.
EVENT: The Texas Tech University School of Law will host various events throughout the week of March 7-10 to celebrate Diversity
Week 2016, which will highlight issues of diversity in law through guest speakers
and a film screening.
The events include:
Noon Monday (March 7), Room 109: Film screening of “A Class Apart.” Carlos Sandoval,
a graduate of the University of Chicago School of Law, will discuss his film, which
follows the struggles of Mexican-Americans against discrimination and highlights the
landmark 1951 Supreme Court Case Hernandez vs. Texas.
Noon Tuesday (March 8), Room 109: Keynote Speaker, Justice Monica Marquez. Marquez
is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court and a graduate of Yale Law School. She
also has served on the boards of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, the Colorado
LGBT Bar Association and as chariman of the Denver Mayor’s LGBT Commission.
Noon and 7 p.m. Wednesday (March 9), Room 109: Legal Issues Facing the Transgender
Community. Carl Charles, a Skadden Fellow and staff attorney for the American Civil
Liberties Union, works on the LGBT and HIV Project. A graduate of the University of
Denver Sturm College of Law, his advocacy focuses on transgender youth and adults
impacted by the criminal justice system.
Noon Thursday (March 10), School of Law Forum: Third Annual Community Gathering