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Women Lead WITH Illinois Law 2023 Summit

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University of Illinois College of Law
Illini Center, Chicago
Mar 3, 2023   9:00 am - 4:00 pm  
Heather Ball, Director of Events & Alumni Programming
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Women Lead WITH Illinois Law 2023 Summit

Featuring a keynote address from Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Kay O'Brien '94 

Friday, March 3, 2023
9:00 a.m.
Illini Center
Chicago, Illinois



9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Dean of Students and Assistant Dean of Student Services, Dr. Susan Landrum

9:30 a.m. Navigating Your Career: Overcoming Challenges and Leading With Professionalism
Panelists: Suzie Saxman, Ritu Vig, Prabha Parameswaran, Hon. Debra Walker, Kate O'Malley

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Your Mental Health: Advancing You
Panelists: Natali Thomas, Hallie Ritzu, Steve Fretzin, Dr. Diana Uchiyama

12:00 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Address from Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Kay O'Brien

1:30 p.m. Post-Dobbs Landscape: Where Do We Go From Here?
Panelists: Professor Stephanie Tang, Lindsey Lusk, Professor Roberta Kwall, Professor Nadia Sawicki

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. More Than Representation: The Importance of Allyship in the Profession
Panelists: Lindsey Lusk, Dr. Susan Landrum, Ashley Kennedy, Melissa Picciola

4:00 p.m. Q&A and Final Discussion

4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks/Wine Reception

Illinois Law is committed to the advancement of women in the legal profession. Nationally renowned female scholars have made their home on our faculty, researching cutting edge legal topics in areas involving psychology and the law, criminal law and procedure, family law, environmental law and ethics, tax law, employment discrimination, transitional justice, and more. Our administration has boasted many successful women in dean and assistant dean positions, and Illinois Law alumnae include activists, academics, judges and justices, and leaders in public and private law.

The Women Lead WITH Illinois Law Summit aims to gather the members of our community – students, faculty, alumni, and guests – for a day of content intended to inspire and empower women to embrace positions of leadership in the law, to create meaningful connections, and to support each other’s personal and professional goals.

*Please note, the College of Law will not be holding any hotel blocks, and we encourage you to make hotel reservations as soon as possible.

Club Quarters
111 W. Adams St
Chicago, IL

JW Marriott
151 W. Adams St
Chicago, IL

W Chicago City Center Hotel
172 W. Adams St
Chicago, IL

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