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SIU Law School hosts leadership event

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CARBONDALE -- Prominent Illinois judges visited the SIU campus this week, to speak to students about leadership.

The event comes as part of a "Women in Leadership" workshop at the law school. Event organizers say although just as many women as men attend law school nationwide, fewer women get leadership positions.

Law professor Cindy Buys said she hopes the workshop helps students see the need for diversity. 

"So our students, when they get out to be attorneys, will be working with people from all different ethnic backgrounds, racial backgrounds and socioeconomic backgrounds. So the idea is to expose them to those ideas and help them understand where people are coming from," Buys said.

Members of the community can attend a dinner at 6pm Friday night with the first Filipina judge elected to the Cook County circuit court. It takes place in the student center.

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