MIAMI – In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Career Planning and Placement Office arranged for select FIU Law students to attend the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association program “Welcoming a New Generation of Lawyers to South Florida.” The event was sponsored and hosted by Greenberg Traurig P.A. Keynote Speaker, Eve Wright, Esq. delivered a message to the students about personal and professional development that was equal parts inspiring and practical. The breakfast event was a wonderful opportunity for students to network with seasoned attorneys practicing in many different facets of law. Ms. Wright remained after the program and answered individual questions regarding sports and entertainment law and her personal journey. Students also had an opportunity to sign up to engage with her pilot program, The Spark, an initiative aimed at helping corporate professional women advance in their fields.
Other sponsors included Gunster Attorneys at Law, Fisher & Philips LLP and Lexis Nexis.
About FIU College of Law:
Florida International University College of Law is South Florida’s publicly supported law school. The Princeton Review ranks FIU as one of the nation’s most welcoming schools for diverse students and Hispanic Business has ranked FIU among the top ten law schools for Hispanics. The National Jurist ranks FIU among the top ten schools in the country for best value in legal education. FIU’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Sisk Report as 3rd in Florida for Faculty Scholarly Impact. Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum.