On Friday, November 3, Miami’s recently renamed Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education hosted a symposium that focused on issues related to gender issues in law and leadership, as well as keys to overcoming them.
Open to the public, the Women in Law and Leadership (WILL) Symposium was held at the Marcum Conference Center from 8 am to 5 pm. Approximately 130 students, faculty, and community members registered to attend the day’s events.
The event kicked off with a networking breakfast, followed by panels, lunch, open discussions, and a networking reception at the end. Invited speakers engaged in discussions ranging from gender issues in the workplace and work and life challenges, to keys to success and possible career trajectories.
“The WILL Symposium was a great success and provided its attendees with excellent, practical advice,” said Maria Vitullo, director of the Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education. “Not only were our alums in the legal profession able to learn from and network with each other, but it was an inspiring experience for our pre-law students.”
The 22 speakers were all female lawyers, most of whom were Miami alum. They shared their professional experiences with the audience via panel discussions moderated by current Miami pre-law students.
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