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Anti-Racism Dean’s Forum

Friday and Saturday, January 26 & 27, 2024
Salt Lake City, Utah

Please join us for this law school deans-only event to discuss obstacles and opportunities to advance anti-racism goals at law schools. Several workshop sessions will address the day's key challenges and opportunities. We will provide food, entertainment and transportation within Salt Lake City. Every attendee will be given one ticket to the Sundance Film Festival, which overlaps with the Forum.

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Hosted by the S.J. Quinney College of Law in collaboration with LSAC.


Forum Agenda

Thursday, January 25 – Welcome dinner hosted by LSAC

6:00 p.m. - Dinner at Hotel Monaco

Friday, January 26

8:15 - Hotel transport to the College of Law departs

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.: Breakfast at the S.J. Quinney College of Law

9:15 a.m.: Centering Anti-Racism

      • Angela Onwauchi-Willig

10 – 11:45 a.m.: Anti-racism, Admissions, Development, and Scholarships


      • Twinette Johnson (UDC David A. Clarke School of Law)
      • Cinnamon Carlene (Albany Law School)


      • Sean Scott (California Western School of Law)
      • Michael Waterstone (UCLA)
      • Richard Bierschbach (Wayne State University Law school)

12 – 1 p.m.: Lunch and presentation from Kellye Testy, LSAC President

1:15 – 3 p.m.: The Politics of Anti-Racism


      • Alena Allen (LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center)
      • David Moore (J. Reuben Clark Law School)


      • Josh Fershee (Creighton University School of Law)
      • Jason Perry (University of Utah)

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.: You Want to Talk About Racism: Strategies for Sharing Anti-Racism Goals and Vision

4:15 – 4:45 p.m.: Next Steps and Action Items

5:15 p.m.: Shuttle departs to the Monaco Hotel

6 p.m.: Dinner hosted by LSAC at Valter's Osteria (173 W. Broadway)

*10 minute walk from the hotel

Saturday, January 27
For those who want to stay an extra day, we will be planning winter excursions. Attendees and their guests can visit Olympic Park, Park City, a spa, or go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner will also take a group downhill skiing. We will contact those who register to coordinate activities.

Breakfast and lunch will be on your own, and we will make a dinner reservation for those still in Salt Lake City Saturday night.


For questions about this event please contact the SJQ event office, (801) 585-3440.