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Color of Law Speaker Mentors Students

Posted April 3, 2010

Jodie Genine Roure ’97, assistant professor in the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice spoke at the Blake Law Center on April 1 as part of the Color of Law Roundtable Discussion. A 1997 graduate of the School of Law, Roure spoke about her career path and how it led her to John Jay College. At the conclusion of her speech, Roure opened the floor to questions and comments.

jodieroure97jpgIn discussing her education, Roure said that “because I had gone to law school and it was so rigorous for me, it was so easy to do the Ph.D. program. My Ph.D. colleagues hate me when I say that, but it’s so true. I thought I could do anything after law school.” She continued by urging current law students to constantly forge relationships. “I think one of the most important things as a law student is to foster relationships with your faculty members."

The Color of Law series is designed to expose Western New England College law students to attorneys, professionals, and judges of color from the surrounding area.


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