Law student Natalie Tupta to present at graduate symposium

Third-year student Natalie Tupta will present at Duquesne's Graduate Student Research Symposium on March 15, 2018. Her presentation focuses on research conducted for a Duquesne Law Review article. The talk is entitled "Reconsidering the Immutability of ‘Race': An Examination of the Disconnect Between ‘Race' in Title VII Jurisprudence and Social Science Literature." Ella Kwisnek, assistant dean of students and vice dean of the evening division, advised Tupta as she prepared for the symposium presentation.

During the summer of 2017, Tupta was selected as a Public Interest Law Association Fellow and served the Bronx Public Defender's Office. The previous summer, she served the Friends of Farmworkers as a Peggy Browning Fellow.

Tuta's leadership roles at Duquesne Law include serving as associate editor of the Duquesne Law Review, president of the Public Interest Law Association, member of the Women's Law Association, the Black Law Students Association, and Phi Alpha Delta, and acting as a Student Ambassador for the school's Admissions Office. Her work as a law student also includes serving as a student manager in the Civil Rights Clinic and as a student representative for the national organization Equal Justice Works.

Tupta is planning to pursue a career in public interest law focused on addressing the collateral consequences of involvement with the criminal justice system.

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