Presenter/s: Renee Newman Knake, Professor of Law and the Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics at the University of Houston Law Center
Event type: Public seminar
Event date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Leadership in the legal profession does not reflect the public it serves, even though women have entered law in numbers equal to men for decades. Based upon her forthcoming book "Shortlisted: Women, Diversity, the Supreme Court & Beyond", Professor Knake shares surprising revelations about women shortlisted for the U.S. Supreme Court to inspire individuals and to aid organisations in bringing diversity to their leadership ranks.
Associate Professor Dr Heather Roberts will chair the event.
Renee Newman Knake, is a Professor of Law and the Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics at the University of Houston Law Center. She also currently holds the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2019, and was a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School's Center on the Legal Profession and the American Bar Foundation in 2015. Her award-winning publications (three books and over 20 articles) have been cited in prestigious law reviews like the Yale Law Journal and a range of media including Bloomberg Law, CNN, the Houston Chronicle, National Public Radio, and the Wall Street Journal. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and was appointed as Reporter for the American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services. She also served as a delegate to the World Economic Form Global Agenda Councils on Justice and Rule of Law. She earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
This Seminar is run by the ANU College of Law