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Second Haywood Burns Conference to Be Held March 28-29

March 24, 2008

The CUNY School of Law and the new Center for Diversity in the Legal Profession will host the 2008 Haywood Burns Conference on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29,

This year’s conference is the second bi-annual Haywood Burns Conference sponsored by the School of Law. In March 2006, the School of Law hosted the Haywood Burns Conference on the “Collateral Effects of Incarceration.” This year’s event will be held at the law school.

Among the topics to be presented are:

  • Providing access and diversity through Pipeline programs
  • The immigrant experience in law school
  • Understanding the multiplicity of “cultures” within law students
  • Clinical approaches to multiculturalism from the perspective of faculty, student, and client
  • Strategies for reaching first year students in the small or large classroom

The conference is intended to appeal to academic support personnel, legal writing and research teachers, clinicians and any other members of the law school academy who are interested in increasing their effectiveness in reaching multi-cultural students.

W. Haywood Burns made history in the State of New York by becoming the first black law school dean of the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, where he served from 1987 to 1994. First, as founder of City College’s Urban Legal Studies program, then as dean of CUNY Law, Haywood Burns helped guide thousands of largely working-class and minority students to careers as public-interest lawyers.

The registration fee for the conference is $50 if received prior to March 27 and $75 on-site.
Please e-mail any questions that you may have or send a note that you are planning to attend to hold a $50 spot to

Checks may be made payable to “CUNY School of Law,” and mailed to CUNY School of Law, 65-21 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11367 ATTN: Professor Pamela Edwards. Or you may pay at the School of Law.

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