Professor Helfman Hosts DCEx Seminar at DOJ
The Summer 2018 DCEx participants met with Professor Tara Helfman at the US Department of Justice on Tuesday, July 10. Professor Helfman currently serves as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.
Professor Helfman welcomed the participating students to an educational experience in the Civil Rights Division’s historic conference room (the former office of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover). There, students learned about the Division’s role and duty in upholding the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly through the enforcement of federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin. Students also learned about the various career options available to them in the private, public, and academic sectors.
Afterward, students went on a guided tour of the Department of Justice, indulging in the history and significance of artworks and sculptures throughout the building. Highlights included the Office of the Solicitor General, the Office of the Attorney General, the DOJ’s Main Library, the courtyard, and the Great Hall.