Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-02-15

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law will host two special programs during February. The public is invited to the events free of charge.

A healthcare webinar at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, will explore the topic “Why Colorblind Policies Will Not Eliminate Healthcare Disparities.” The speaker will be University of Dayton law school professor Vernellia Randall, a specialist on topics that involve race, women and healthcare. The program will be in Brock Forum, located in Dwight Beeson Hall. The webinar is approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit.                                                                                                                     

Jefferson County circuit judge Houston L. Brown will  present BLSA’s annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium Thursday, Feb. 25, at noon  in the moot courtroom of Robinson Hall law building. His topic will be “Diversity on the Bench.” A graduate of Talladega College and Cumberland, Brown has served as a civil court judge since 2000. A reception will follow the symposium.

The  symposium is named to honor the first African-American to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lakeita Faye Rox, a third-year law student from Fort Wayne, Ind., is president of Cumberland’s BLSA. For information on the webinar or the symposium, contact Rox at (260) 348-3646.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.