Innovative Law Careers
Friday(eve)/Saturday(PM), April 6/7
Want to join forces with Yale alums to explore the extraordinary doors that a law degree can open…To starting something new? To “going corporate” after private practice? To protecting those in need? And to changing the world? More than a dozen Yale alums will share their great stories with you – loaded with career/life wisdom.

On Friday evening, April 6 and Saturday, April 7…at the Yale Law School...hear amazing Yale alums discuss how to get started, manage your time, thrive…and pivot…in (and out of) private practice…starting with a fireside chat on Friday evening...and continuing on Saturday with sage advice on varied fields and life-skills…from Yalies at all stages of their careers…including judges, litigators, entrepreneurs, entertainment executives and civil rights advocates…with ample time for mingling…starting with a networking reception.
Friday Evening, 4/6 (6-8pm)
  •       Networking Reception
  •       Fireside Chat

Saturday, 4/7 (10am-330pm)
  •      Continental Breakfast, Refreshments 
  •      Panel -  "The Future Practice of Law"
         Networking Lunch  
  •      Two concurrent skills sessions:
    • Interviewing Skills
    • Time Management
  •      Panel - Impactful Attorneys
  •      Panel - Entertainment/Creative Legal Careers Fireside Chat
Dr. Akosua Barthwell Evans
CEO, The Barthwell Group, Yale Alumni Association Board of Governors, Former Commissioner: President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans, YLS ’90
Matthew Meade
Shareholder and Co-Chair, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Yale ’87
Amy Adler
Emily Kempin Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, YLS ‘90
Kenneth W. Austin
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, The Wallace Foundation, YLS ’92
The Honorable James (“Jeb”) Boasberg
U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia, Yale ’85, YLS ‘90
Cornell W. Brooks
Former President and CEO, NAACP, Visiting Professor of Social Ethics, Law, and Justice Movements, Boston University School of Theology and Boston University School of Law, Visiting Fellow and Director of Campaigns and Advocacy Program, Institute of Politics at Harvard University, YLS ’90
Weili Cheng
Executive Director, Association of Yale Alumni, Yale University, Yale ’77
Dia Draper
Time Management Expert

Director of Attorney Development, Best Best & Krieger LLP

CEO and Founder Workplace Evolved, Inc. Yale ‘01
James Esseks
Director, ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Project Yale ‘87
Les Fagen
Senior Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Yale ’71
Rosalind Fink
Of Counsel, Brill & Meisel, YLS ’72
Owen M. Fiss
Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law of Yale University
Patricia Geoghegan
Retired Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Chain, Yale Law School Fund Board 1992-1994, Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn Law School 2007-2011, former Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation, US Dept. of the Treasury, former Visiting<