University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Helen Hamilton Day on March 22 features panels on understanding personal identity

The Law Women's Caucus is proud to present Helen Hamilton Day on Friday, March 22, in the Law School Baker Courtroom. This year's event features two panel discussions on the topic of "Understanding Personal Identity to Maximize Professional Capacity." Both panel discussions are free and open to the public. The event schedule is as follows:

9:15 a.m. – By Any Other Name: Examining the Emotion, Social, and Legal Qualities of Appellation
Moderator: Julia Ernst, assistant professor, School of Law
Michelle Sauer, PhD, professor of English and Gender/Women Studies
Whitefishwoman, 3L, School of Law

1 p.m. – Empathy and Identity: Striking the Balance Between Empathy and Professional Distance
Moderator: Patti Alleva, Rodney & Betty Web Professor of Law, School of Law
Debbie G. Kleven, District Judge for the Northeast Central Judicial District
Wendy Sturm, 1L, School of Law and former law enforcement officer

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Helen Hamilton Day is an annual event at the School of Law honoring the school's first female graduate in 1905.

-- Rob Carolin, director of alumni and public relations, School of Law, 777.2856,

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