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5th Annual Diversity Month Cocktail Reception Draws Crowd

2013 news archive


Newton, MA--On March 20, for the fifth year running, Boston College Law School held its Diversity Bar cocktail event at the School, inviting representatives from state affinity and mainstream bar associations to come, mingle with the students, and discuss life after law school. In attendance were members from the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts ("AALAM"), Boston Bar Association ("BBA"), Massachusetts Bar Association ("MBA"), Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association ("MBLA") and the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys ("MAHA").

At the event, Ingrid C. Schroffner, BC Law Alumni Board Member in charge of affinity groups, and Northeastern University School of Law Prof. Susan Maze-Rothstein, Co-President of the BC Law Alumni Network ("BAN"), said a few words about BC Law's new initiative to build identity-based alumni networks.  A handout setting out steps to begin to build those networks was also provided to attendees.

Over 200 students, faculty and alumni packed the Law School Commons at BC Law for the event. Alumni met with the next generation of lawyers at their respective tables that had been set up with information on bar programs and other membership benefits. The event was once again sponsored by Wilmer Hale LLP as part of its sponsorship of BC Law Diversity Month in March.

In addition to the cocktail reception, the student organizations at Boston College Law School and the LSA Diversity Committee have organized other events to create an opportunity to celebrate the diversity within the BC Law community. Please see the Law School Calendar for other events.

Diversity Leaders
(L-R)- BC Law Student Diversity Co-Chair Leo Obaya, Prof. Susan Maze-Rothstein (Northeastern School of Law) Co-President of the BC Law Black Alumni Network ("BAN"), Serge Georges Jr. (Law Offices of Serge Georges Jr.), President-Elect of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and BC Law Student Diversity Co-Chair Abhijit Kurup.
students interacting at a function