Visions of Change: Race and the Corporation

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November 02, 2020

The GW Law community came together virtually on October 21 for a timely discussion spotlighting the lack of representation of people of color among the leaders of corporate America. The conversation was the third event in the law school’s “Visions of Justice” series—bringing together some of the nation’s leading voices for powerful conversations on pressing issues of racial justice in American law.

In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by Lisa M. Fairfax, Alexander Hamilton Professor of Business Law, the panelists discussed the dearth of diverse leaders at Fortune 500 companies and other key issues at the intersection of race and corporate America. The panel included Mehrsa Baradaran, Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law; Devron Brown, JD ’18, Senior Counsel at the House Financial Services Committee; D. Wendy Greene, Professor of Law at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and Veronica Root Martinez, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School.

The “Visions of Justice” series concludes on November 4 with a discussion on “Eviction, Debt, and the Crisis in Civil Justice,” moderated by Associate Professor of Clinical Law Jessica K. Steinberg.

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