WCL-NOW is a platform to create events for alumni and prospect engagement and cultivation. These events will allow alumni to engage with the groundbreaking research taking place at WCL by bringing faculty research to them in their home region or via a webinar series. Program topics are aimed at showing diversity among faculty and points of view; school representation (equal showing of programmatic topics), and that message universal WCL campaign priorities:

  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

  • Student Support

  • Research and Innovation

  • Programmatic Excellence

  • Student Experience

Previous WCL-NOW Events

The Pandemic of 2020 – Current and Future Legal Implications and the Impacts on Life, Work, and Family: On Thursday, October 22, 2020, Acting Dean Dinerstein was joined by WCL Professors Ann Shalleck and Lia Epperson alongside WCL alumni members Xavier Albán, Tom Morante, and Rebecca Geller for a panel discussion moderated by Professor Mike Carroll on the pandemic of 2020 and the implications that we have faced and what we can anticipate in the future.

Take a Knee: How Athletes Focused Attention on Race in Sport and the Reaction of Corporate America.  Colin Kaepernick’s overt action to protest racial inequities began in 2016.  But the sports industry and Corporate America didn’t necessarily react to make lasting change until societal uprisings boiled over in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.  Starting with some earnest in 2020, the sports industry began to take the lead and became an exemplar of addressing racial inequities by making strategic and decisive changes within their respective industries.  This event, featuring Kimberly Davis – Senior Executive Vice President at National Hockey League (NHL), Julie Andreeff Jensen (WCL ’02) – Senior Vice President at Washington Football Team, and Professors N. Jeremi Duru and Michael Carroll, addresses how the sport industry accelerated meaningful change and continues to serve as an example for other business.