WMU-Cooley Law School’s Black Law Student Association in Grand Rapids, along with the Floyd Skinner Bar Association, held a conversation about diversity and inclusion at the law school’s Grand Rapids campus on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
The event, “Let’s Discuss IT,” focused on students having an open conversation with attorneys about diversity hiring and inclusion in the legal sector. Presenters included: WMU-Cooley Grand Rapids campus alumnus Kenneth Stovall, Grand Rapids attorney Michael Adams, Judge Christina Elmore of the 17th Circuit Court, and WMU-Cooley Law School Reference Librarian Donyele Darrough.
Pictured (left-right) are attorney Kenneth Stovall, Attorney Michael Adams, Judge Christina Elmore of the 17th Circuit Court, and WMU-Cooley Law School Reference Librarian Donyele Darrough.
During the lunchtime event, panelists discussed how bar associations in the Grand Rapids and Lansing areas are providing incentives to attract future and recent minority attorneys.
BLSA committee members who hosted the event, included: Osinachi Onukogu, Michaela Bessant, Nana Serwah Adu-Ampomah, and Jason Johnson.