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BLSA Supreme Court Rally and Diversity Panel

Tuesday, November 20, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: LaToia Williams Dyson
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UDC BLSA, in accordance with the initiatives of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), supports diversity in higher education. On October 9, 2012, the Honorable Judge William C. Pryor Chapter of BLSA hosted a sign-making party for students and its members. During this gathering, students were advised of the circumstances surrounding Fisher v. University of Texas, the history and notions of affirmative action, and given copies of NBLSA's amicus brief for the case. The signs created at the sign-making party (which carried slogans such as "Diversity Matters" and "UDC LAW supports Diversity) were showcased as a group of BLSA members rallied for diversity at the Supreme Court on October 10, 2012. Members chanted, gave interviews, and showed support for the efforts of the University of Texas to promote diversity.



On October 11, 2012, UDC LAW and UDC-BLSA hosted a panel on the case called "Diversity Matters." Panelists Professor John Brittain, former Dean Bill Robinson, former Dean and Professor Edgar Cahn, and Dean Shelley Broderick discussed the implications of affirmative action and importance of diversity in higher education. The events were well attended, featuring students who were engaged in learning more about the efforts to promote diversity and demonstrating that UDC Law and UDC BLSA incorporate measures to ensure diversity.



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