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Tulane Hosts Women of Color in Law Panel Monday

September 10, 2018 10:18 AM

Studying law can launch a student towards a variety of career paths, but discovering which career is the best fit is often harder for women of color who are blazing trails in the profession.

To make that discovery a little easier, Tulane Law School is hosting a panel titled, “Women of Color in Law” Monday, Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The event will be held in the Marian Mayer Berkett Multi-Purpose Room on the first floor of the John Giffen Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret St.

The panelists, all Tulane Law alumni, include:

•    Lezlie Griffin (L’07) Assistant Dean for Career Development & Diversity Initiatives, Tulane Law School (previously worked as a staff attorney for a labor union in Florida).•    Cashauna Hill (L’05), Executive Director, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (previously worked in legal services in Oregon)•    Vanessa Rodriguez (L’14), Assistant Dean, Student Support & Success, Tulane School of Professional Advancement (previously served as the director of student conduct, as an EEOC mediator, and judicial law clerk).•    Rebecca Sha (L’13), Associate Attorney in Labor and Employment Practice Group, Phelps Dunbar (previously worked for a boutique New Orleans firm in commercial litigation).The panelists, all from a variety of backgrounds and career paths, will share information about professional background, as well as share challenges they’ve faced and how to overcome those challenges.