Thanks to Randy Wagner, Dean Marty Katz, and the wonderful faculty and staff of the Sturm College of Law in Denver for hosting SALT and the seventh B.A. to J.D. Pipeline. After some great introductions we are listening to Dean Camille Nelson, a powerful advocate for modern diversity, who is “poking holes in the wall separating people.” She has given us a strong call to “occupy our space” and be our best selves to achieve our potential. She brought up important words from the Letter from Birmingham Jail; that if we do nothing we are giving ourselves over to the status quo. She called us to build intentional communities that reflect the diversity of the community itself.
She also spoke about the Federal Judiciary and the diversity necessary on the bench. Who can be leaders is a good question; “everyone can lead, some have titles, more do not.” She implores us to remember that the work is never done and we are called to be active. Enormous thanks to Dean Nelson for kicking off what will be an exceptional day.
Dean Nelson, Suffolk School of Law:
Student and alumni panelists from University of Denver Sturm College of Law:
Hazel Weiser, Former Executive Director of SALT and Current Assistant Dean for Graduate and Continuing Legal Programs and Associate Director of the American Business Law LLM at New York Law School:
Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity and Inclusiveness, Sturm College of Law, speaking on opportunities to get involved and stay active: