Women in Law Inaugural Leadership Lecture

- Room 283, RWU Law Main Campus, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809Open to the PublicRSVP Required

A 'Fireside Chat' with ...

Gillian Lester, Dean of the Columbia University School of Law

Join RWU Law Professor Emily Sack as she talks with Gillian Lester, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Dean Lester joined Columbia Law in 2015 as its 15th dean, and second woman dean.

Dean Lester and Professor Sack will discuss such areas as:

  • training law students for leadership, and in particular how leadership training can impact women;
  • particular challenges facing women in the law, including work/family balance and other structural issues affecting women’s advancement;
  • paid family leave legislation; and
  • Lester's own career path and leadership style. 

A nationally recognized authority on employment law and policy, Dean Lester’s research focuses on exploring workplace intellectual property law, public finance policy, and the design of social insurance laws and regulations.

She is the author of numerous academic books and articles and is a co-author of Employment Law: Cases and Materials, Sixth Edition, one of the leading casebooks in the field. Lester is also a member of the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools, a member of the American Law Institute, and she served as an adviser to the ALI Restatement of Employment Law.

Dean Lester holds degrees from Stanford Law School and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia.

A reception will follow.

This event is made possible by the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. AP&Salong with Cervenka Green & Ducharme LLC    and individual support from First Women honorees Louise Durfee (1966), Nancy Marks Smith (1976) and Myrth York (1977).

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The program has been approved for one (1) Rhode Island MCLE Credit.

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