Law School Diversity Professionals to Gather on Harrisburg Campus
Web Editor - Published: April 12, 2011
2011LawSchoolDiversityPromo"Widener Law is honored to host the law school diversity professionals meeting, especially because it is the fifth annual meeting. Our group has passed its infancy stage and is taking things to another level," says Widener Law’s Harrisburg campus Admissions Director Eric M. Kniskern, who served on the planning team for the event.

The Fifth Annual Meeting of Law School Diversity Professionals will take place on the Harrisburg campus on Wednesday, April 13th and Thursday, April 14th.

The two-day event will feature a variety of workshops as well as two keynote addresses focusing on topics such as the impact of the economic downturn, religious diversity, the advancement of women in all fields of law, and the future of diversity initiatives.

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés will speak at a dinner on Thursday held at the Dauphin County Bar Association. Cortés is the current Executive Vice President of Everyone Counts, a global election solutions company specializing in military and overseas voting.

Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons will also deliver a keynote address at lunch on Thursday the 14th.

Those attending the event should check the event site for a meeting schedule and travel & accommodation information.

The Annual Meeting of Law School Diversity Professionals is designed to bring law school diversity professionals together in a think-tank environment to foster conversations and promote a system of networking among colleagues. At each yearly meeting, the central goals are to discuss and implement effective strategies on recruitment, matriculation, retention or support of students from diverse backgrounds, as well as diversity-related law school policies and practices.