16th Annual Jack Pemberton Lecture on Workplace Justice - Superstars, Underrepresented Minorities, and Candidate Pools in Hiring

Tuesday, March 30 6 – 8 p.m.

Online - Zoom

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Superstars, Underrepresented Minorities, and Candidate Pools in Hiring

In this year’s Pemberton Lecture on Workplace Justice, Dean Onwuachi-Willig (Boston University School of Law) and Professor Leticia Saucedo (UC Davis School of Law) will together explore how superstar minority candidates face unique forms of discrimination in hiring. Their talk will also offer advice about ways to build diverse candidate pools, how to avoid the "pedigree bias," and the value of focusing on candidates' own commitment to diversity to counter-balance biased hiring practices.

About the Speakers

Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig

        Dean Angela Onwuachi Willig

Angela Onwuachi-Willig is Dean and Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law. A renowned legal scholar and expert in critical race theory, employment discrimination, and family law, she joined BU Law as dean in August 2018. Before then, Dean Onwuachi-Willig served as Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.


Professor Leticia Saucedo 

Professor Leticia Saucedo

Leticia Saucedo is a Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law.  She is an expert in employment, labor, and immigration law. Professor Saucedo's research focuses on the impact of employment and labor laws on conditions in low-wage workplaces. Her law review articles have appeared in Washington University Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, Buffalo Law Review, and Richmond Law Review, among others.



The Annual Pemberton Lecture is hosted by USF's Work Law and Justice Program and is sponsored by USF's Labor and Employment Law Students Association (LELSA) and the USF Law Review.

MCLE: This activity has been approved for 1.0 Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit for the Recognition & Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession by the State Bar of California. The USF School of Law is an approved provider of MCLE and certifies that this activity conforms to the standards prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California.