Color of Law Roundtable Discussion Features Jeanie Tung
The School of Law hosted Jeanie Tung on September 30 as part of the School's Color of Law Roundtable Discussion Series. Director of Employment Services at the Henry Street Settlement Workforce Development Center in New York City, Tung spoke of her past experiences and gave advice to current students. "I feel really indebted to my law school education for building my self esteem, for honing my writing and organizational skills. It's a very empowering degree," said Tung.
As an attorney, Tung has had experience with many different issues including civil rights, criminal and civil defense, and employment services. "Our role as attorneys is a service profession. I wanted to remind you that when you get your law degree that you are entering a profession that is about serving others. You, as attorneys, actually have increased knowledge and more privilege and more power to help other navigate through the system."
The next Color of Law Roundtable Discussion Series speaker will be October 30 as the School hosts Jessica Torres, a 1999 graduate of Western New England College School of Law and Assistant Attorney General for the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General.