A Conversation With Virginia Senator Jennifer McClellan ’97 on Race, Equity and Policymaking

In a talk hosted by UVA Law and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97 will offer a glimpse into the real-world and challenging task of policymaking to address racial inequities. McClellan, who has served in the Virginia General Assembly since 2006, is a Democratic gubernatorial candidate for the 2021 election. If elected, she will be the first woman to serve as governor of Virginia, and the first Black female governor in the nation. McClellan has represented the 9th district in greater Richmond since joining the Senate in 2017, and represented the 71st district as a delegate from 2006-2017. She is the chair of the Virginia General Assembly’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission, and sits on a range of Senate legislative committees including Judiciary, Privileges and Elections, and Finance and Appropriations. Outside of her legislative career, she is an assistant general counsel for Verizon Communications. Register for Zoom

Event Topic(s): 
Community and Diversity
Law School
Legal Profession
Race and Law
State and Local Government Policy Clinic, Public Service Center, Center for the Study of Race and Law, Black Law Students Association, Child Advocacy Research and Education, Public Interest Law Association, Virginia Law in Prison Project
Event Contact: 
Rebecca Klaff
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