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Marion Griffin Women's Symposium

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Student Life Center, Vanderbilt University, 310 25th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240


Registration is closed
HISTORY  The Marion Griffin Women's Symposium was established by the Lawyers' Association for Women - Marion Griffin Chapter after LAW was awarded cy pres funds designated "for the general benefit of and advancement of women."

 MISSION  To advance women within the legal profession and encourage women lawyers to assume social and political leadership roles.


 To promote discourse among women lawyers through speakers of national prominence to achieve equality.

The inaugural Marion Griffin Women's Symposium will establish a unique collaborative forum on justice in the United States and its impact on women in fields ranging from the arts to technology. Participants will enjoy a keynote address from Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, who served as the first U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues.

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 11:00  A.M. Event Registration
 12:00 P.M. Lunch
"When Women Progress, the
World  Progresses:  A Global Women's
Strategy to Opportunity, Growth,
Progress, and Equality"

Keynote Speaker Melanne Verveer, former   
U.S Ambassador for Global Women's Issues
  1:30 P.M. Break
  1:40 P.M. Breakout Session I (Attendees choose
among available sessions.)
  2:40 P.M. Break and Refreshments
  2:50 P.M. Breakout Sessions II (Attendees choose
among available sessions.)
  3:50 P.M. Break and Refreshments 
  4:00 P.M. Panel Discussion
  5:00 P.M. Cocktail and Networking Mixer 
  6:00 P.M. Dismiss 

Included with Symposium Admission:  Catered Lunch, Afternoon Refreshments and Cocktail and Networking Mixer                                        

3.5 hours of CLE Credit (4:00 Panel Discussion qualifies for dual credit.)

Breakout Group and Panel Discussion Topics

Conquering Gender Bias as an Entrepreneur in the Tech Sector

A Picture Worth (Less Than) a Thousand Words? Women, the arts, and Equality

Closing the Gap: Pay Inequity for Women

Invisible then Gone: Identifying and Breaking Down Barriers to Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Violence on College Campuses: Is Title IX Providing Equal Access to Educational Opportunities for Women?

Door Prizes


$250  Founder's Circle
$150  LAW Members
$175  Non-Members
$125  Public Interest/Government
 Service Attorneys
$  50  Law School Students
 (lunch not included)   

A limited number of tickets will be reserved for those demonstrating need for financial assistance.


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