MESSAGE FROM THE EDITORS
Dear Friend and Colleague,
Welcome to the fourth issue of the Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (“R.E.A.L.”) Newsletter! It is great to see you again four yet another issue! We can’t help but jump four joy!
“Growth.” What a powerful concept. In any of life’s arenas (personal, professional, spiritual, etc.), growth can be intimidating, scary, and downright nerve-wracking. Yet, growth — often a successor to taking risks and overcoming challenges — is necessary to reach our fullest potential. The most significant growth often comes from taking a risk to fulfill your dreams. The forging of a successful career in international arbitration requires nothing different. As we enter the second half of 2023, we encourage you to take that first step. Take risks towards accomplishing your goals. As you continue to reach four the stars, just know that R.E.A.L. has got your back.
This Newsletter (with the R.E.A.L. Blog) aims to amplify the many voices of underrepresented international arbitration professionals, increase accessibility to the arbitration field, and continue to lay the groundwork to making arbitration more equal for new generations of international arbitration practitioners and scholars. In support of this goal, this issue features (i) #REALSpotlights on 3 incredible arbitration practitioners from Latin America; (ii) a summary of R.E.A.L.’s Second Anniversary Event; (iii) a recap of the R.E.A.L. Arbitral Appointments Workshop; (iv) a student interview conducted by R.E.A.L.’s NextGen Committee; (v) short reflections from 2 R.E.A.L. Scholarship recipients; and . . . wait for it . . . Yes! . . . Your favorite! . . . (vi) #REAL_Trivia! As always, R.E.A.L. has been able to accomplish this because of you. YOU are a blessing to R.E.A.L. and to this world. We are tremendously grateful that you are a part of R.E.A.L.!
Please consider contributing to the next issue! If you are interested in submitting content or providing feedback on the R.E.A.L. Newsletter (or the R.E.A.L. Blog), please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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