Thursday, March 3 | 11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. | Zoom link provided upon registration
Presenter: Malika Rahman, assistant professor of Criminal Justice
Panelists: Honorable Lori A. Dumas, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court; Honorable Sheila Woods-Skipper, Administrative Judge, Orphans’ Court; Honorable Lisette Shirdan-Harris, Administrative Judge, Trial Division, Court of Common Pleas; and Honorable Karen Simmons, Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge
Historically, women have been underrepresented in the legal profession, more specifically in senior-level positions. As we are on the brink of our first African American Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee, it is essential to highlight the unique perspective women bring to the bench, as well as the social impact this unprecedented appointment will have on our community and country. This panel discussion will offer the opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to hear from experienced judges who’ve excelled professionally, while paving the way for others to the same.