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February 2019 Monthly Meeting - Unconscious Bias in the Legal Profession

February 21, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Polsinelli
100 South Fourth Street, Suite 1000
St. Louis, MO 63102
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Featured Speaker: Robin Jefferson Higgins

Robin Jefferson Higgins is an Associate Professor, Chair, and Director for the Legal Studies Department at Webster University. She earned her B.A. in Economics, B.A. in Spanish, and M.A. in Spanish from University of Missouri-Columbia, as well as a Juris-doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law.

Robin teaches the following courses at Webster University: Methods of Legal Research and Writing, Civil Litigation, Legal Ethics, Student’s Rights, and Anglo-American Legal History.

Prior to her position with Webster University, she was a federal law clerk for the Honorable Charles A. Shaw, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. After her clerkship, she joined the law firm of Lashly & Baer, P.C. where she practiced School Law, Administrative Law, Workers Compensation and Employment Law.

Agenda

Robin Jefferson Higgins will develop the Unconscious Bias theme with the following talking points:

  1. What is bias?
  2. Explicit Bias
  3. Implicit Bias
  4. Understand that being implicitly biased does not necessarily mean we act in explicitly biased ways
  5. Why it matters and its impact on diversity in the legal profession
  6. Neutralizing Implicit Biases

 

 

Tickets

$0.00 MEMBER - Free

$30.00 Non Member - $30