Five UNC Charlotte female alumni who are successful members of the legal profession will speak on Thursday, April 3 at 6:30 PM on “Gender and the Legal Profession: A Woman’s Perspective on Balancing Work and Life.”
The panel discussion at Harris Alumni Center at Johnson Glen is sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. A reception will follow at the Harris Alumni Center. Registrations are required.
The panel of five women in a variety of positions in the legal field will address how they juggle demanding legal careers with their personal lives, including family, children, and community involvement. The panel comprises:
- Wendy Grubbs, Political Science, ’83, Citigroup Vice President and Managing Director
- Hon. Claudia Jordan, Political Science, ’75, Denver County Court Judge, first African American female judge in Colorado
- Stephanie Steiger, Political Science, ’06, McGuireWoods LLP.
- Felice S. McConnell-Corpening, Criminal Justice, ’91, State Public Defender’s Office, Fayetteville, NC
- Hon. Linda Bratton-Haynes, Business Administration, ’80, Juvenile Court Judge, DeKalb Co., GA
The practice of law is evolving, and current statistics show that women make up 47 percent of law school graduates, 27 percent of federal and state judgeships, and 33 percent of the legal profession.
The UNC Charlotte alumni panel will share their experiences, give candid advice, and interact informally with students and alumni during the panel discussion and in small groups. This is a rare and valuable educational and networking opportunity for students and alumni to learn more about being female in the field of law.