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The Delaware Dept. of Justice’s (DOJ) DEI Committee is sponsoring a spring session as part of its luncheon series for students to meet DOJ Deputy Attorneys General and other DOJ staff.  The event will be on Monday, March 27th at 12pm in the Barristers’ Club.  RSVP at [email protected].

Download the e-flyer (pdf)

The Delaware Law School celebrates the lives and contributions of African Americans and those in the African diaspora!

Delaware Law Celebrates Black History Month 2023


1. Panel event: “What Black History Means to Me – a Personal and Professional Lens”

Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 4:30-6/6:15pm in Barristers’ Club


Professors: Serena Williams & Keeshea Turner, Iva Ferrell;
Students: Tracey Baker & Alyra Parker;
Administrators: Dean LeaNora Ruffin & Dean Joseph Farris

2. BLSA BHM T-shirt fundraiser

As part of Black History Month, Delaware Law School’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is having a T-Shirt sale/fundraiser for a Black-owned non-profit! See the attachment for the names and descriptions of the selected non-profits.

After you purchase a shirt, please use the link below to vote for a non-profit you would like to see receive the proceeds!

Proceeds will be donated to the non-profit with the most votes on February 15, 2023, which is when the fundraiser ends.

Neurodivergent Academic Strategies Workshop

Widener University’s Student Accessibility Services Office is co-sponsoring a speaker-led workshop for students on strategies to help students succeed in a neurotypical academic world on January 25th from 7-8 p.m. Students can participate via Zoom or in-person.

Download the e-flyer for more information (pdf).

Blue Table TalkBlue Table Talk: Change Agents of Widener!

In recognition of MLK Week: on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:30pm, Widener University is hosting a conversation with change agents of Widener.  

Come hear from our special guests!  ALL are invited to join us!

  • The show starts at 7:30pm in the Multicultural Lounge (located on the lower level of the University Center)
  • Zoom access also available here:  See the flyer for more details.

Download the e-flyer (pdf)



OUTLaw Drag Race FlyerOn Friday, November 11th, OUTlaw is excited to bring the art of drag to Widener Delaware Law School!  The show will be hosted by Adrienne McMansions, an alum of Widener Delaware Law School, and include performances by Heavens 2 Betsy StrattonElektra Manchez, and Amerie Jameson-Manchez.  All sale proceeds will go to a hurricane relief charity. Food and drinks (beer, wine, and soda) will be provided.  There are limited tickets available, so act fast by purchasing your tickets as indicated on the flyer. Whether you are drag race fan, have never been to a drag show, or just looking for a fun Friday night event, you don’t want to miss this!




On November 3, the Dignity Law Institute at Delaware Law hosted Visiting Scholar-in-Residence, Professor William Piatt, Dean and Professor at St. Mary’s University. He has published more than ten books, numerous book chapters and articles, and served as a media consultant for television and radio stations, appearing in hundreds of English and Spanish language broadcasts. Dean Piatt identifies as Hispanic and Native American (Genizaro), is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law, and has taught at multiple law schools. He presented a discussion on his recent article, Respecting the Identity and Dignity of All Indigenous Americans, 6 Howard Hum. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 83 (2022).Prof. Piatt’s current work includes a focus centered around the rights of the descendants of former Native slaves (Genizaros.) He appears in, and is a consultant for, a forthcoming documentary, The Genizaro Experience, see the trailer here:


On Friday, October 28th, the Delaware Law School's Innocence Project with the Delaware Center for Justice will host the Visions of Justice Conference 2022 on the topic of police reform.  This is a free event.  However, all who would like to attend are requested to RSVP at:

Visions of Justice

event flyerThe Delaware Dept. of Justice’s (DOJ) DEI Committee is sponsoring a luncheon series for students to and meet DOJ Deputy Attorneys General and possibly other DOJ staff, who will share their experiences at the DOJ and working in the legal profession.  RSVP at [email protected].  The guest speakers will discuss topics including, but not limited to: 

  • their journey to become a lawyer or legal professional,  
  • their area of expertise,  
  • day-to-day experiences,  
  • the bar exam, and  
  • things they wish they knew or may have done differently as a student or young professional.




On September 11, 2022, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Delaware Law School hosted their annual back to school cookout and school supply drive. Members of the DLS Black Alumni Network (BAN) were out in force along with good participation by DLS faculty and administrators.

  • This year’s BLSA E-Board includes:
    • President: Alyra Parker
    • Vice President: Tania Carter
    • Treasurer: Tarriya Carter
    • Secretary: Kamia McDaniels
    • Social Chair: Mackenzie Boyer
    • Alumni Liaison: Briana Bryant
    • Director of Community Service: Nafissatou Dicko
    • Parliamentarian: Aysha Hackett
  • BLSA's Instagram account

DLS Black Alumni Network (BAN) can be contacted via email at [email protected]

  • More information about BAN and via LinkedIn
  • BAN was co-founded by Stacey Anderson, Esq. (’20) and Dana Griffin, Esq. (’08). 
  • The current BAN Leadership Team is: Wade Harvey, Esq. (’08), Nadege Tandoh, Esq. (’12), Denita Latta, Esq. (’19) and Vernon Vassallo, Esq. (’21).


  • 1L Orientation DEI Presentations – Wednesday, April 17th & Thursday, April 18th
  • DEI Student Council Meeting – Friday, April 19th via Zoom

Learn more about our recent and past events.

As part of Delaware Law School’s Celebration of Women’s History Month:

Join the Women’s Law Caucus, BLSA and the DEI Committee in a discussion facilitated by Dean Alicia Kelly and Professor Serena Williams on the recent and historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

Thursday, March 31st from 12-1pm
Student Lounge – 1st Floor – Main Law Bldg.

Download the flyer (pdf)

Read a letter from Delaware Law's Black Alumni Network honoring the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson (pdf) to the United States Supreme Court.

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

At the start of the spring 2022 semester and during the following twenty-one (21) days, as a community, Delaware Law School participated in the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge.

  • For reference, the Racial Equity Challenge content is posted under this section in the Resources link
  • Thanks to all students, faculty and staff who participated in the challenge and encouraged others to do so!

In culmination of the challenge, there will be a video viewing with facilitated breakout discussions scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022.  See attached flyer.

  • Walk the Walk was prepared for the American Bar Association.   It is an approx. 30-minute video in which actors portray a diverse group of lawyers working at the same law firm.   Many of the lawyers appear to be well-intended, but consciously or unconsciously they say and do a lot of things that show a lack of sensitivity to their colleagues or reduce people to a stereotype.   It is an engaging video that attendees will be eager to discuss immediately after watching it.  That’s the “Talk the Talk” part of the program.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to sign-up to watch the video and participate in small groups of about 10 to 15 people to discuss it for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Sign up link is included in the flyer (pdf) (and here)!

Panel Discussion on Inequity and Segregation in the Delaware Public School System

Please join the Delaware Barristers Association and the Delaware chapter of the American Constitution Society for a panel discussion on inequity and segregation in the Delaware public school system and potential solutions.  Panelists will include:

  • Senator Elizabeth Lockman, Delaware General Assembly
  • Professor Leland Ware, University of Delaware
  • Richard Morse, Esq., ACLU
  • Councilman Jea Street, Wilmington City Council
  • Professor Daniel Rich, University of Delaware

For the Delaware Law School community, this panel ties in directly with this year’s Delaware Law Engages Program at DLS which reviewed the book: Choosing Equality: Essays and Narratives on the Desegregation Experience, by Professor Leland Ware of the University of Delaware, and Professor Bob Hayman of the Delaware Law School.  The DLS community is invited to attend the Delaware Barristers and the ACS in discussing Public Education Seminar.

This event will take place both in person at the Delaware Law School and via Zoom.  Dinner will be served.

For those participating remotely, please register to receive the Zoom information.

Download the Flyer (pdf)

Dear Delaware Law School Community:

Please join DLS and the Latin American Law Students Association in viewing: A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 5:00-6:30pm, Room L119 – Main Law Building

All members of the DLS community are invited to attend this 1-hour viewing and following discussion to share reflections and insight. Light refreshments will be provided.

Topic: A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Description: Video viewing - A fireside discussion with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Biography: Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university's highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She thereafter served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she was an associate and then partner from 1984–1992. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992–1998. She then served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998–2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.

Welcome Remarks: ABA President Reginald M. Turner, Jr.
Speaker: The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Moderator: Jaime “Jim” Taronji

Community Reading Group FlyerWidener Community Reading Group – Discussion on The Color of Law

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Click here to RSVP via email to Molly Wolf: [email protected]