Symposium: Latina Futures: Transforming the Nation through Law & Policy
Latina Futures: Transforming the Nation through Law & Policy is a one-and-a-half-day symposium at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center featuring prominent Latina scholars, attorneys, policy leaders, and law students from across the country to foster a multi-generational leadership pipeline that spotlights today's 21st-century legal challenges and opportunities with a Latina lens.
Taking place during a consequential year in U.S. politics and anchored by the significant contributions of the nation's Latina attorneys, the symposium will light the way to achieve economic, social, and political parity for all Americans.
The need for Latina leadership in law and policy is acute. By 2050, Latinas are expected to make up 13% of the U.S. population, account for 11% of the labor force, and have a median age of 11 years younger than their non-Hispanic white counterparts. Yet, Latinas comprise only 2.5% of all U.S. lawyers, account for less than 1% of all partners in U.S. law firms, and have never served on the highest court in 44 states. Weaving together oral histories, legal research, and the practice of law, the symposium will create the interest convergence across sectors and generations to increase the power and influence of Latina lawyers now and well into the future.
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