UST School of Law hosts Civil Rights Forum Oct. 22
The University of St. Thomas School of Law will host a series of civil rights forums. The first forum is a panel discussion titled "Informed and Engaged: Civil Rights, Social Justice and the 2008 Elections."
The discussion will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the UST School of Law building's Schulze Grand Atrium.
The goal of the forum is to educate the legal community and the public about current civil rights issues and their impact on the 2008 elections. Specifically, the forum will examine the following topics: education, criminal justice, voting rights, health care and poverty.
Confirmed panelists include: Barbara Arnwine, executive director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Washington, D.C.); Thomas Berg, faculty, University of St. Thomas School of Law; Mahmoud El-Kati, faculty, Macalester College; and David Schultz, faculty, Hamline University School of Business. The panel will be moderated by Nekima Levy-Pounds, faculty, University of St. Thomas School of Law.
Registration will be held from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Registration is free, but participants are asked to fill out a form on the School of Law Web page. Application for CLE credits has been made.
The Law School Civil Rights Forum will offer an opportunity to help foster dialogue that informs and educates the legal community and the public about current civil rights issues and will aid in the discovery of community-based methods to further social justice.
For more information, call the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services at (651) 962-4960.