Speaking Engagement

Excelling in the Workplace

25th Annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Melanie S. Carter, associate at Blank Rome, will be speaking at the 25th Annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference on Saturday, January 26 at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Ms. Carter's panel, "Excelling in the Workplace", will begin at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 noon.  She will be joined by co-panelists Danielle Banks, Partner, Stradley Ronon; Tiffany Southerland, Admissions, Villanova Law School; and Demetrius Warrick, Associate, Skadden Arps to discuss post-graduate law firm workplace expectations with second- and third-year law students. 

During this one-day conference comprised of panel discussions and workshops, the following topics will also be presented:

  • Law School Pursuit: Pre-Law Panel
  • Start Your Next Chapter: Best Practices
  • Knowing Who It Takes to Propel Your Career Forward 
  • Different Career Paths and Possibilities: Creative Ways to Use Your JD 

The conference will conclude with both a networking and cocktail reception prior to the dinner and keynote address by Professor Dorothy Roberts, a fourteenth Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, George A. Weiss University Professor, and the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at the University of Pennsylvania, where she holds appointments in the law school and departments of Africana Studies and Sociology.

The Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference is named in honor of the conference's namesake, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, and her husband, Raymond Pace Alexander, whose goal of promoting diversity, civil rights, and civil liberties has been championed by the University of Pennsylvania's Black Law Students Association (BLSA)  for some time.  BLSA is the second-oldest student group at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is an organization that prepares its members to be successful and socially aware participants of the greater legal community by providing academic, professional, and social support throughout their three years of law school. 

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