Lawyers & Leaders programs complement the traditional legal curriculum, and attendance at one of these events each semester is one requirement of the Pro Bono Society for that semester. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Lawyers & Leaders attendance requirement for Spring 2021 can be satisfied by attending one of the online programs listed below and completing this attendance form.  Additional opportunities may be added later this semester.

Wednesday, Mar. 3, 12:40-1:40 p.m. – International Law on Indigenous Peoples

Are you interested in learning about international law and indigenous peoples? If so, attend Dean S. James Anaya's presentation on this interesting topic. Dean Anaya is former Iowa Law professor and is currently Dean of The University of Colorado Law School. Join Dean Anaya's presentation at: event is  organized by the UI Center for Human Rights. 

Tuesday, Mar. 23, 12:45-1:45 p.m. – OWLSS Annual Spring Conference

Are you interested in hearing about the doors that Iowa Law has opened professionally and geographically for Iowa Law Alumnae? If so, attend OWLSS's Annual Spring Conference, where a panel of Iowa Law Alumnae will answer questions regarding their professional careers and will be discussing how the global pandemic has impacted their work. Join the Annual Spring Conference at: Passcode: 075953 

The panelists will include: 

  • Kate Walker Brown '11, Director,  Collaborative Responses to Commercial Sexual Exploitation Initiative, National Center for Youth Law
  • Leslie Barry '12, Senior Managing Associate, Dentons
  • Darcelle Skeete Burgess '13, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, Emory Healthcare
  • Elizabeth Etchells '15, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Iowa 

Wednesday, Mar. 24, 12:00-1:00 p.m. – Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: The Criminal Legal System   

Are you interested in learning about what the Biden administration should consider in the realm of human rights and criminal justice? If so, join this panel discussion which will examine the challenges and opportunities related to human rights and the criminal justice system facing the new administration. Join the presentation at: event is organized by the UI Center for Human Rights. 

Monday, Mar. 29, 2:30 p.m.  –  Bouncing Back in Times of Stress: Resiliency

Are you interested in learning how to be resilient during stressful situations? If so, join this presentation where you will learn how to bounce back from difficult situations and set a path towards success.  To join the presentation, click hereA worksheet is needed for this presentation. To request the worksheet, please contact Engineering-SDC@uiowa.eduThis event is organized by the UI College of Engineering and the UI Academic Support & Retention Department.

Tuesday, Mar. 30, 12:45-1:45 p.m.  – Hidden Figure in the Federal Government Talk 

Are you interested in hearing about how one man served as a double agent in the federal government posing as the personal assistant to Attorney General Robert Kennedy, but was actually working to ensure that the FBI did not engage in any unlawful practices to target Mr. Kennedy? If so, attend Hidden Figure: An Inside Look into the Federal Government During the Civil Rights Era where the Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. will discuss not only his double agent duties, but also how his humble beginnings enabled him to become the first Black United States Magistrate Judge in the Nation's history. Join the Talk at: This event is organized by UICHR and BLSA.

Tuesday, Mar. 30, 1:00-2:00 p.m. – Let's Be Explicit About Implicit Bias

Are you interested in learning about the ways in which implicit bias impacts the legal system? If so, attend Let's Be Explicit about Implicit Bias hosted by the Honorable Mark W. Bennett. Judge Bennett is a retired U.S. district judge and the Director of the Institute for Justice Reform & Innovation at Drake University School of Law. Join Judge Bennett's presentation at: This event is organized by the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law (IBL) Center. 

Friday, Apr. 23, 12:45-1:45 p.m. – Just Flow Yoga

Are you feeling the finals crunch? Have you been looking for a way to relax, have some fun, and move your body? If so, attend "Just Flow Yoga." During this event,  CorePower Yoga Instructor, Carmilla K., will lead you through an exciting hour-long yoga sequence to the latest top 100 music. Studies show that yoga can reduce stress, relieve anxiety,  reduce inflammation, improve heart health, develop flexibility and much more! Do not miss out on this opportunity to improve your health and have some fun at the same time!  Join Just Flow Yoga at: Passcode = 662825. This event is being hosted by BLSA. 

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