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Diversity Town Hall: Navigating Race and the Constitutional Rights of Students and the Media at American Universities

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Quinnipiac University School of Law
Ceremonial (Main) Courtroom
370 Bassett Road
North Haven, Connecticut  06473
United States
Contact: Member Service Center

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Presented by:
The Young Lawyers Section Education Law Committee and Technology Law Committee in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Section Diversity Director and Law School Relations Director

About the Program:

Distinguished speakers and representatives from the University of Connecticut, Quinnipiac University, and the local news media will discuss the race-related student unrest that has made national headlines in recent months as well as posed legal and ethical challenges to university administrators in Connecticut and across the country. 

Speakers will share their experiences in addressing and representing student groups, steps taken to promote productive discourse and simultaneously protect universities from liability and negative press, and their opinions on how to reconcile concerns over the potential limiting of free speech with the need to foster a welcoming and safe environment for the student community. The ongoing national debate over how to protect privacy and First Amendment rights on college campuses while embracing diversity involves students, administrators, and the press in equal measure will also be covered with a wide variety of perspectives and insight of on-campus representatives who grapple with and give careful consideration to these issues every day. The panelists will also discuss the role of the press (and students) in reporting on protests and campus developments and the ways in which technology has made it easier than ever to record and disseminate student opinion to a national audience.


   Karen DeMeola
, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Admissions, UConn School of Law


    elly Eleanor JB Daugherty
, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, UConn, Storrs

Nicole GelstonNicole Fournier Gelston, Associate General Counsel, UConn, Storrs

   Headshot of Professor Levin. Professor Leslie C. Levin, UConn School of Law, Hartford

   Sydney Parkmond  Sydney Parkmond, JD/MBA Candidate ’17, Black Law Students Association, Quinnipiac University School of Law, North Haven

  Jeevan Vittal, Reporter and Anchor, FOX 61, Hartford

Event Cost: FREE

Food and beverages will be served

Space is limited.