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'Civil Rights Advocacy' Topic of February 28 Law Symposium

Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2013-02-20

Civil rights scholar Tanya Hernandez will address the annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law Thursday, Feb. 28.

Hernandez, a professor at Fordham University School of Law, will speak at 11 a.m. in the John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom in Robinson law building. Her topic will be "Confronting Modern Barriers to Civil Rights Advocacy in America."  The public is invited.  Continuing Legal Education credit is available for attorneys.

A specialist in comparative race relations and anti-discrimination law, Hernandez is the author of Racial Subordination in Latin America:  The Role of the State, Customary Law, and the New Civil Rights Response (Cambridge University Press).

The Thurgood Marshall Symposium is named to honor the first African-American to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme court.  Cumberland's Black Law Students Association (BLSA) hosts the program annually during Black History Month to promote awareness of legal issues involving minorities.

Cumberland law students Danny Patterson and Veronica Williams are symposium chair and BLSA president, respectively.

For more information on the event, email blsa@samford.edu.


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