The Diversity Dish: A Weekly Update on Legal Diversity News

Posted by on Friday, December 16, 2011

12.15.11 The Department of Justice has accused Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of discriminating against Latinos.  According to The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, "A three-year civil-rights investigation found Mr. Arpaio’s department engaged in racial profiling in traffic stops, retaliation against the sheriff’s critics and poor treatment of Spanish-speaking inmates."  Read more on this story in The New York Times

 12.15.11 The University of Texas School of Law's Interim Dean, Stephanie Lindquist, has vowed to support an in-depth review of faculty compensation. Lindquist was selected to replace Larry Sager after his departure last week.  The Texas Tribune reports, “Tension spiked in the wake of an open records request filed by three faculty members who intended to highlight, among other things, gender equity and questions about the management of private funds from the UT Law School Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money to support the law school.” 

 12.13.11 Street Law will award Verizon Communications with its 2012 Legal Diversity Pipeline Award this spring.  Volunteers from Verizon’s legal department volunteer participate in Street Law’s Corporate Pipeline Program and the NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program.  In 2012 Verizon UK will join the company's legal diversity pipeline efforts as participants in the Citizenship Foundation’s Lawyer’s In Schools program in Reading, England. Read Street Law’s announcement

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