McGeorge School of Law

Diversity Week 2014 Celebrated Different Perspectives

February 20, 2014

Alumna Carmen-Nicole Cox, '11, spoke at the Diversity Week Kick-Off Mixer on Feb. 10 at the McGeorge House.

Alumna Carmen-Nicole Cox, '11, spoke at the Diversity Week Kick-Off Mixer on Feb. 10 at the McGeorge House.

McGeorge's annual Diversity Week from Feb. 10 to Feb. 14, 2014, brought students together in celebration of the theme, "Different Perspectives. Unique Insights." The campus community participated in a variety of events sponsored by the Office of Admissions and Diversity Initiatives and student organizations.

The week began on Monday, Feb. 10 with a 5 p.m. kick-off mixer at the McGeorge House. Dean Francis J. Mootz III, Carmen-Nicole Cox '11 & Marie Nakamura '01 gave talks at the mixer event. The Woman's Caucus presented a film screening of "Miss-Representation" on Tuesday afternoon. That night the Latina/o Law Students Association (LLSA) sponsored Taco Tuesday at Mayaheul restaurant in Downtown Sacramento. LLSA also held a Wednesday night "Salsa con LLSA" event at Midtown Barfly.

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) held a panel discussion, 'Stop and Frisk," on Wednesday evening. The Lambda Law Students Association held a discussion about "Sochi & Gay Rights" at noon on Thursday Feb. 13. The closing mixer and culture night at the Student Center, held was sponsored by the Middle Eastern/South Asian Association (MESAA), and Admissions and Diversity Initiatives. "A Gay Ol' Fundraiser," sponsored by Lambda, closed out the evening at Badlands in Midtown Sacramento. Key members of McGeorge's active student organizations worked with the Office of Admissions and Diversity to plan the activities for Diversity Week 2014: Kellan Patterson, BLSA; Serena Kallas, MESSA; Marisa Shea, Women's Caucus; Chris Clemons, Lambda; Peggy Vargas, LALSA; and Mirwais Haide, Student Bar Association (SBA).

The final Diversity Week 2014 event was the annual "Discover Law Day" on Feb. 14, 2014, which brought more than a hundred high school students to campus from Florin, McClatchy and Sacramento High Schools. Student visitors were introduced to the law school admissions process and career opportunities through this law exploration and exposure program, which is open to Junior High and High School students with a focus on historically underrepresented groups and first generation college aspirants.

The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) and the Office of Admissions and Diversity Initiatives sponsored the "Discover Law Day" program, which featured a campus tour with McGeorge Student Ambassadors, a mock class with Professor Cary Bricker, a Mock Trial presentation and a discussion with Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney Thien Ho, '98. McGeorge will host a second "Discover Law Day" in the spring on March 21.