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School of Law New Orleans hosts Judges of Color forum

Loyola announcement - February 3, 2003

A prominent panel of federal and state judges from several states will gather under the forum “Judges of Color,” to impart their vast well of knowledge to law students, practicing attorneys, and law professors. “Judges of Color” celebrates the cultural makeup of the panel, which encompasses African-Americans, Asians, females, Hispanics, and Native Americans. The legal giants will come together in the U.S. Federal Courthouse, 500 Camp St., on Wednesday, February 12, from 6-8 p.m.

Topics to be addressed include making the transitions from law school to the practice of law, the benefits of judicial clerkships, and networking in the legal community. The judicial panels include the Honorable Carl E. Stewart, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Shreveport; Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans; Honorable Bernette Joshua Johnson, Supreme Court of Louisiana, New Orleans; Honorable Eva Guzman, District Court of Appeals, 14 Court of Appeals, Houston; Honorable Elving L. Torres, Administrative Law Judge, Office of Hearing and Appeals, Social Security Administration, New Orleans; Honorable S.N. Willett, Administrative Law Judge, Office of Hearing and Appeals, Social Security Administration, New Orleans; Honorable Alvin T. Wong, State Court of DeKalb County, Decatur, Ga.; and Honorable C. Kimi Kondo, Seattle Municipal Court, Seattle, Wash.

The forum was coordinated by the School of Law, the Office of Career Services, Diversity Programs, the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, the Black Law Student Association, the Spanish American Law Student Association, and the Student Bar Association.

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