Law school explores diversity in state government at second-annual Dean’s Leadership Forum
Public Relations - Published: March 17, 2008

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A host of high-ranking political officials will help Widener Law explore the issue of diversity in state government at its second-annual Dean’s Leadership Forum on Diversity.

The afternoon forum, on Monday, March 17, will include appearances by Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell; Pennsylvania Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus; former Philadelphia Mayor John Street and former Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams.

The school will also welcome business leaders and educators to the forum, now in its second year. Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons founded the event with a 2007 program that focused on diversity in higher education. This year, the school elected to shine the spotlight on state government. Calling the program “Of the People, By the People, For the People: Pennsylvania Government Embracing Diversity,” the day will include discussions on issues ranging from affirmative action to the future of our cities.

“This year’s forum will produce stimulating discussion on a topic of great importance,” Ammons said. “State government affects our lives in so many ways. Widener Law is proud to host an event that focuses on ways to make it a true democracy.”

The event is free and open to general public. Attorneys from Pennsylvania or Delaware who attend will be eligible for four continuing legal education credits. Those who attend for credits will be charged a $25 registration fee; the fee is $20 for Widener Law alumni. For more information, or to register to attend, contact Sandra Graeff at 717.541.3965 or