The McGeorge CDO team recently participated in the NALP Annual Education Conference in San Diego from April 9 – 12. The conference brought together law school and legal employer career professionals from around the country for four days of educational programs. Topics included career counseling, recruiting, professional development for lawyers and law students, diversity and inclusion, and more. The event also provided opportunities for networking and broadening knowledge of career development best practices, allowing the McGeorge team to share and learn how we can best serve our students.
On the third day, our own Molly Stafford presented on how law school and law firm professionals can become effective Diversity and Inclusion advocates, particularly when non-diverse, or perceived as non-diverse. She was joined by Dana Gray, Manager of Professional Development at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Meredith O’Keefe, Director of Career Planning at University of Connecticut School of Law; and Nicole Netkin-Collins, Director of Law Firms at University of Colorado Law School. Molly co-wrote an article on the same topic, which will be appearing in the next edition of the NALP Bulletin.
It was a fun and informative conference for all, and we are excited to implement all that we have learned to better support the McGeorge community!