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Texas Tech School of Law Hosting Diversity Week

George Watson

March 4, 2016

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

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CONTACT: Erica Lux, director for calendar and events, School of Law, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-3412 or erica.lux@ttu.edu