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“Diversity in Legal Thought and Practice” Speaker Series presents Alexander Chen
September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Alexander Chen is a nationally-recognized transgender civil rights attorney who is currently an Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by Salesforce.org and Baker McKenzie) at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, one of the nation’s leading LGBT advocacy organizations. At NCLR, his work focuses on expanding the rights of transgender people through litigation and policy advocacy in education, employment, health care, housing, prisons, and juvenile justice and child welfare settings. Mr. Chen received his B.A. from Oxford University, his M.A. from Columbia University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was the first openly transgender editor of the Harvard Law Review and worked on trans issues at the Department of Justice, the ACLU LGBT Rights Project, and the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Mr. Chen will discuss his work at NCLR, focusing on his involvement in the transgender military ban cases Doe v. Trump and Stockman v. Trump. Mr. Chen will also discuss his own personal journey becoming a civil rights attorney. He will reserve time for questions and answers. This event will be recorded.
Sponsored by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group and OUTLAW.
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