2014: Martin Luther King’s Lawyers, From Montgomery to the March on Washington to Memphis

The Journal of Law and Social Policy’s 8th Annual Symposium

Martin Luther King’s Lawyers: From Montgomery to the March on Washington to Memphis

August 29, 2014

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The Journal of Law and Social Policy is very pleased to inform you that an unprecedented gathering of Martin Luther King’s lawyers as well as leading scholars on Dr. King’s leadership of the Civil Rights Movement will be our honored guests at the Journal’s 8th Annual Symposium on Friday, October 31 in Thorne Auditorium. This Symposium is truly exceptional, as these individuals who represented Dr. King in every one of his major movements have never before gathered together to discuss their experiences.

The full day of events will feature interviews with King’s trusted counsel and contributing author to the “I Have a Dream” speech Clarence Jones. The Symposium will also profile Dr. King’s activism in Chicago, including a panel of local attorneys who partnered with Dr. King to combat housing discrimination during the Chicago Freedom Movement and a display of rare, color photographs of Dr. King during his demonstrations in Chicago.

The Journal is proud to announce that the following Northwestern Law alumni and current Northwestern University professor will be featured as guest speakers during the events: Jonathan Entin (NLaw ’81), Aldon Morris (current professor of Sociology and African American Studies at NU – Evanston), and Judge Horace Ward (NLaw ’59). Judge Ward not only represented Dr. King in a suit against Georgia’s authorities, but he was also a pioneer for African Americans in the legal field, being the first African American to challenge the racially discriminatory admissions practices at the University of Georgia Law and the first African American to serve on the federal bench in Georgia. On behalf of the Journal of Law and Social Policy, we hope you will join us for this extraordinary event in October.


Emma Olson, Editor-in-Chief
Kimberly Seymour, Symposium Chair
Leonard Rubinowitz, Faculty Advisor
Jim McMasters, Student Journal Advisor
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