On Tuesday, Nov 7, St. Sebastian's held its first Legal Profession Networking event at the CIC in Boston. Alumni, current parents, and parents of alumni were fortunate to hear Mr. Randall Kennedy P'13,'17 address the recent Supreme Court ruling on Affirmative Action in higher institutions. Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of St. Albans School, Princeton University, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. In addition to being the Michael R. Klein professor at Harvard Law School, Mr. Kennedy has authored several books and numerous articles relating to law and race; his most recent contribution was an op-ed in The New York Times, relating to the Affirmative Action ruling in the Supreme Court. Mr. Kennedy spoke about Affirmative Action, in the context of race at higher institutions and how the recent ruling could affect the next generation of college students. After his lecture, Mr. Kennedy opened the floor for a Q/A session. This proved to be an effective and engaging aspect of the event, with Kennedy fielding a wide range of questions relating to the recent Supreme Court ruling, Affirmative Action in the work atmosphere, as well as how colleges outside of the United States have handled the admissions process regarding Affirmative Action. A sincere thank you to Randall Kennedy for being the inaugural speaker at the St. Sebastian's Legal Profession Networking event.
Additionally, we offer our gratitude to Ted Dillon '06 for hosting us at the CIC and Alex Cook '91, for serving as the event moderator and his continued work on the Alumni Board as Chair of the Professional Networking Committee.