April 7, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time

ACS Chicago and Northwestern: Appealing for Change: Diversifying the Appellate Bar

Appellate advocacy plays a pivotal role in our legal system and legal jurisprudence, but the appellate bar has lagged when it comes to diversifying its members. Join the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law ACS Student Chapter and the ACS Chicago, DC, Madison, Michigan, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Northeast Ohio, Orange County, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Diego, Tampa, and Virginia Lawyer Chapters, the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago, and the Women's Bar Association of Illinois as we welcome a panel of appellate advocates, as they make the case for diversifying the appellate bar and discuss the critical importance of underrepresented law students and lawyers considering careers in appellate law.


Hon. Ann Claire Williams (Ret.), Of Counsel, Jones Day and former Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Brad Garcia, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Juvaria Khan, Executive Director, The Appellate Project

Beverly Marie Jones, Assistant Appellate Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender

Sopen Shah, Associate, Perkins Coie LLP; Member, ACS Madison Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors

Moderated by:

Shannon P. Bartlett, Associate Dean of Inclusion and Engagement and Instructor, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law