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5:00 PM – Panel Discussion
6:30 PM – Reception
1 hours of Elimination of Bias CLE credit
This event is being recorded and will be available on the SLS YouTube page a few days after the event.
Law is a profession characterized by particular markers of success: recognition, money, power, and impact. Building a career within the profession has traditionally funneled lawyers into relatively narrow achievement pathways: get the clerkship, join the AmLaw100 or the top public interest org, make partner or tenure, be appointed to the bench. But the profession is diversifying in multiple ways. New and more diverse people are becoming lawyers. Different employment opportunities are gaining ground. And, particularly after the pandemic, people across the world are re-considering work and careers and what it means to succeed and live a full life.
This panel will engage in a conversation around the questions of success and achievement in the law, and particularly address the application of these questions to women in the legal profession. How are the notions of success and fulfillment shifting in today’s legal profession? How are these shifts impacting different members of the profession, and particularly women of all backgrounds within the profession? How are the institutions and structures of the profession facilitating or undermining changing attitudes to success and achievement? How might law students and younger lawyers think about career and success and work to build the best version of each for them?
This event is sponsored by the Rhode Center on the Legal Profession, Women of Stanford Law, Women of Color Collective, the SLS Women’s Alumnae Association, the SLS Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Association (APIAA), and the SLS Black Alumni Association (BAA).
The panel will feature:
|Michelle Banks, former GC of the Gap and recent contributor to an anthology book called Women in Law focused on the topic of how different women in the legal field define and experience success in career and life
|Cassandra Knight, ’91, JD ’94 (She/Her), Vice President, Litigation & Discovery, Google
|Stanford Medal Recipient, Leslie Hatamiya, ’90, ’97, Executive Director at San Bruno Community Foundation
|Dean Jenny Martinez and Richard E. Lang Professor of Law, Stanford Law School