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Effects of bias in legal institutions will be discussed at ABF meeting

May 1, 2014, Press releases

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Effects of bias in legal institutions will be discussed at ABF meeting

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 — Experts will focus on how bias based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability affect the legal profession and the operation of legal institutions at the “Third Annual Conference of the Research Group on Legal Diversity” hosted by the Research Group on Legal Diversity of the American Bar Foundation.

What:   “Third Annual Conference of the Research Group on Legal Diversity”

Sponsored by the Research Group on Legal Diversity, American Bar Foundation

When:  May 8-9

Where: Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

340 E. Superior St.

Chicago, IL 60611

Established in 2011, the Research Group on Legal Diversity of the American Bar Foundation is an international network of scholars whose work examines trends in legal diversity in the legal profession and other institutions of justice and the impact of diversity on legal processes and institutions. The Research Group’s co-directors, Robert L. Nelson, David B. Wilkins and Ronit Dinovitzer, are all centrally involved in “After the J.D.,” the ABF’s national study of lawyers’ careers.A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing and more information, please contact Julie Brown at 312-988-6133 or Julie.Brown@americanbar.org.

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