Louisiana State Bar Association Black History CLE Seminar

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LSBA Black History Month CLE Seminar

“The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time: 50 Years after the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

Sponsored by:

LSBA's Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession (Pipeline to Diversity and Outreach Subcommittee) and Adams and Reese LLP

Date: February 15, 2018
Registration: 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Seminar: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Adams and Reese LLP • 450 Laurel Street • Suite 1900 • Baton Rouge, LA 
CLE CREDIT HOURS: 2.00 Credit Hours 

We are a nation that has brought educational equity and opportunity to millions of students in America. Yet, more than six decades after state-sanctioned segregation in schools was declared unlawful, we can look across our country and see communities that are in many cases more segregated by race — and by class — than they were decades ago. This panel discussion will explore the state of the nation in the decades after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education and its progeny, and examine the educational system’s ongoing struggle to close opportunity and achievement gaps, for America’s historically underserved students. Louisiana law school Deans offer their perspective on the critical importance of maintaining a collective commitment to ensuring a legal education remains part of the civil rights legacy.


Kellen J. Matthews, Adams and Reese LLP, Moderator
Chancellor John K. Pierre, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Dean Thomas Galligan, Jr., Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Dean David D. Meyer, Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, LA

We hope you can join us and look forward to your continued support of the LSBA's Diversity programs.

Speaker's Materials 

The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time: 50 Years after the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


For more information, contact: Member Outreach and Diversity team members by email:

Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600