Rule of Law and DEI (2/13/24)

Rule of Law and DEI-The Future of DEI After Students for Fair Admissions 

This is a hybrid event with an in-person and a webinar option. Please select the appropriate button when registering if you plan to attend in-person. Event will take place at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604. Complimentary reception following event at the Chicago Bar Association.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) efforts have never been universally accepted within the legal profession. Nevertheless, slow but steady progress was being made. With the rulings in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, 600 U.S. 181 (2023) and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina, the Supreme Court held the consideration of race in university admissions decisions unconstitutional.  With that decision, affirmative action, an integral part of the strategy to advance DEI generally, was overturned. Since that decision, those opposing DEI have set their sights on corporate America and even on law firms.  Now, it’s time to take stock of DEI efforts under this new rule of law and assess the impact the SFFA decision has had and will have on undergraduate and graduate school admissions, DEI efforts in the legal profession, and DEI efforts in businesses.  How can educational institutions, businesses and law firms that value DEI continue to advance that aim consistent with this new law?

Please join the Chicago Bar Association for a candid discussion about the impact of the SFFA cases and what’s next for DEI efforts in the legal profession and stay for a complimentary networking reception at the program. 

Linda Greene, Former Dean,1855 Professor and MSU Foundation Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law 
Lea Guitierrez, Administrator, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois 
Andrianna Kastanek, Partner, Jenner & Block 
Anna Lloyd, Executive Director, Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms
Angela Winfield, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Law School Admission Council


Terri Mascherin, Partner, Jenner & Block
Sandra Yamate, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Thank you to the CBA 150th Anniversary sponsors:


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Rule of Law and DEI Recorded (2/13/24)
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Rule of Law and DEI (live webcast, 1.75 IL MCLE Diversity/Inclusion PR-Credit)
Up to 1.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Rule of Law and DEI (on demand webcast, 1.75 IL MCLE Diversity/Inclusion PR-Credit)
Up to 1.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available