Register by Jan. 8 for the MBA's affirmative action discussion

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024
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Strategies for Fostering DEI in the Wake of the Affirmative Action Case

We invite members of the legal community to come together on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6-9 p.m., to learn about and discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action: Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, 600 U.S. 181 (2023).

Panelists will discuss:

  • The U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action and its implications to DEI initiatives, the legal practice and communities of color generally
  • Strategies and methods for firms to consider when supporting and engaging in DEI initiatives and hiring practices
  • Steps to take if sued for any of the above

Food and beverages will be provided.

This event will be hosted at the City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly St. Registration is required by Monday, Jan. 8.


Sponsorship Opportunities:
DEI Trailblazer Sponsorship — $5,000
Transformative Justice Sponsorship — $3,500
Promoting Justice Sponsorship — $1,500
DEI Supporter Sponsorship — $500

To purchase a sponsorship, contact MBA Director of Public and Community Services Elizabeth O'Neil at

Thank you to our current sponsors:

Promoting Justice Sponsors:
Boston Bar Association
Todd & Weld LLP
Turco Legal PC

DEI Supporter Sponsors:
Anderson & Kreiger LLP
Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
Casner & Edwards LLP
Diller Law LLP
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Kazarosian Costello LLP
Keches Law Group
Krasnoo, Klehm & Falkner LLP
Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl
Law Offices of Joblin C. Younger PC
Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Lawyers
Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys
Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
MBA Young Lawyers Division
Morrison Mahoney LLP
Robinson & Cole LLP
Rubin and Rudman LLP
Skylark Law & Mediation PC
South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston

Women's Bar Association

Professor Renée Landers, Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Health and Biomedical Law Concentration and the Masters of Science in Law: Life Sciences program at Suffolk University Law School, Boston
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Executive Director, Lawyers for Civil Rights, Boston
MBA Secretary Shayla Mombeleur, Associate, Todd & Weld LLP, Moderator
Carla A. Reeves, director, Goulston & Storrs PC, Boston