This month, the UW Law community is invited to come together for over a week of events, activations and discussions around what it means to be a diverse, inclusive and culturally competent legal institution.

Now in its seventh year, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week offers seven days of in-depth sessions centering on the wide range of issues facing the law school and legal profession today.

Attendees are invited to learn, question, listen and challenge one another in service of elevating public discourse around race and equity while fostering a community in which every individual is represented — and heard.

“We must hear from a variety of voices, experiences and perspectives in order to find lasting solutions to these problems we continue to face today as a law school and society,” says UW Law Professor William Covington, co-chair of the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

“We hope attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the issues, how they impact them as individuals, and what we can do collectively to continue a thoughtful and honest dialogue.”

Join UW Law Feb. 24-March 3 for the seventh annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week, and explore the full schedule below.


MONDAY, FEB. 24

12:30 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 117
Social Compliance Auditing: Why It Matters
Speakers: Rona Starr, President & CEO of APSCA, and Avdeis Seferian, President & CEO of WRAP

3:30 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 117

Navigating Bias in the Workplace
Learn how to identify and navigate workplace bias from panelists drawing from personal experiences.

TUESDAY, FEB. 25

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Galleria

Traveling Museum: Black History Is American History
Experience the national award-winning museum individually or as part of a guided tour.

  • 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Full Display
  • 10:30 a.m. | Guided Tour
  • 1:30 p.m. | Full Display
  • 2:00 p.m. | Guided Tour

12:30 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 138

Reclaiming the Narrative: Black History Is American History
Delbert Richardson, Crosscut Courage Award Recipient, melds guided oration and traditional storytelling over a luncheon to discuss reclaiming the narrative of American history.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26

12:30 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 118

Imposter Syndrome and POC: Resilience in the Legal Profession
Learn how to address “imposter syndrome” in law school and in the workplace.

3:30 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 116

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality
Watch a compelling documentary and join the discussion on racial injustice in the criminal justice system.

THURSDAY, FEB. 27

12:30 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 133

Your Voice Matters: Let’s Talk About International Students’ Life in Law School
Join for a discussion of international students’ unique challenges and triumphs in American law school.

3:30 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 117

When the Game is Unfair: Law School as a First-Generation Student

Play monopoly while addressing the first-generation experience in law school.

4-7 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 138

MLSA Community Dinner: Is Law School for You?
Students from diverse backgrounds are invited to learn about the law school experience. The fellowship dinner will be followed by a special panel presentation.

FRIDAY, FEB. 28

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 138 and Galleria

Making Connections: Pathways to a Legal Career
Prospective students are invited to explore life as a law student and network with current Law Dawgs and legal professionals.

  • 10:30 a.m. | Prescheduled class observations
  • 11:30 a.m. | Q&A with current law students and UW Law Dean of Admissions
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Networking luncheon with law students and local legal professionals

MONDAY, MARCH 2

12:30 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 133

Human Rights Around the World
International students and legal professionals share their experiences from their home countries.

4-7 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 116

Progressive Prosecution
Speakers discuss whether progressive prosecution addresses the root causes of mass incarceration.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

12:30 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 133

Implicit Bias in the Law
Learn about identifying and responding to racial bias, disparities and oppression in the law.

Speakers: Judge Veronica Galván, Judge Bonnie Glenn, Attorney Patricia Lally

3:30 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 117

Diverse Voices: A Community Symposium

Come together for a special symposium focusing on how legal education can address the marginalization of minority voices in the law.


Events sponsored by DAC-DEI: Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion