Published on February 18, 2021 at 5:50 a.m. by Morgan Black  

Welcome to the 27th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium, presented by Cumberland School of Law's Black Law Students Association.

This annual event recognizes the legacy of the first African American associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall, by addressing historical and contemporary issues that affect minority communities. This year's conversation, "To Whom Much is Given: The Past, Present, and Future of the Legal Profession," features Hon. Sybil Cleveland, J.D. ’90, municipal judge for the City of Huntsville; Courtney French, J.D. ’98, senior partner at Petway, French & Ford; Leon Hampton Jr. ’13, principal at the Beasley Allen Law Firm and president of the Alabama Lawyers Association; Denzel Okinedo, J.D. ’19, attorney at Burr & Forman LLP (moderator); and Sara Williams, J.D. ’06, attorney at the Alexander Shunnarah Law Firm and coach for Cumberland’s National Trial Team.

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