Provost’s Lecture on Diversity

Implicit Bias, Structural Bias, and Implications For Law and Policy

Justice Goodwin Liu

Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 — 4:00pm
Free & Open to the Public

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Implicit Bias, Structural Bias, and Implications For Law and Policy

On Wednesday, April 13th, Justice Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, will deliver The Provost’s Lecture on Diversity and The Distinguished Owen J. Roberts Lecture in Constitutional Law: Implicit Bias, Structural Bias, and Implications for Law and Policy Diversity. In almost every organizational setting, today’s leaders are grappling with challenging issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. “Implicit bias” and “structural bias” have become familiar terms in everyday discussions about diversity, but the terms are not always well-defined. Drawing on recent work convened by the National Academy of Sciences, Justice Liu will discuss the evidentiary basis for implicit bias and structural bias, as well as possible legal responses and mitigation strategies applicable to a variety of institutions and organizations.

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This program has been approved for 1.0 Ethics CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should make a payment via the online registration link in the amount of $40.00 ($20.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys). In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, passwords provided throughout the program must be noted in your evaluation form. Penn Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through The W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning.

Past Provost’s Lectures on Diversity

Provost's Lecture on Diversity 2020

Diversity Chang Muy

Diversity MacKinnon

Diversity Ramsey

Diversity Yoshino

Diversity Roberts