Returning to the legal profession after spending time in another field or out of the workforce can be a challenge. The Center for Women in Law is proud to partner with Mother Attorney Mentor Association of Austin (MAMAs) to host a virtual panel of experts to address ways to bridge the career gap. Topics will include leveraging your networks, maintaining and updating your skills, mentorship, and overcoming biases. The panel will also address how legal employers can recruit, welcome, and retain lawyers reentering the workforce.
Faculty from the University of Texas and the University of Cape Town are beginning a collaboration on the drivers of the past, present, and future of work in South Africa. In this panel, leading South African economists set the stage for this project to generate much-needed responses to the many economic, legal, and political crises exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor of Economics & Director of the Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town
Researcher, Institute for Economic Justice
Senior Economist at Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies
Economist & Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law, and Management, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Moderated by Dennis Davis
Professor of Commercial Law, University of Cape Town
Relevant Research Clusters: Essential Work, Work Across the Global South