Former Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Attorney to Speak at 'Quest for Diversity' Brunch April 8

Legendary civil rights attorney Alvin J. Bronstein will give the keynote address at a brunch event, “The Quest for Diversity: Continuing the March for Civil Rights,” on Friday, April 8. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 446 at the St. Thomas School of Law on the Minneapolis campus. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk.

Bronstein is a Washington, D.C., lawyer who gave legal protection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during King’s activities in the 1960s – even bailing him out of jail twice. He is the founding executive director of the ACLU National Prison Project.

Bronstein has been listed numerous times among the hundred most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal. He has argued numerous cases in federal trial and appellate courts as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. He litigated civil rights cases in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana during the mid-1960s.

The brunch will be served buffet style and will feature thick French toast, thick-cut bacon, fruit, bread, pastries, coffee, tea, water and fruit juice.

This event is co-sponsored by:

  • American Bar Association-Law Student Division (ABA-LSD)
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Black Law Student Association (BLSA)
  • Community Justice Project (CJP)
  • Criminal Law Association
  • UST Law Campus Democrats
  • The Republican Lawyers Association
  • UST Student Government (USG)

To register email Charles Heaton by 5 p.m. Friday, April 1.