Journal of Law & Policy to host ’50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act: Looking Back and Moving Forward’ symposium on Friday, March 20

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The Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy will host a symposium, “50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: Looking Back & Moving Forward,” beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 20, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event is free and open to the public. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from the North Carolina Bar Association is pending approval.

Recent developments in the United States and abroad have seen lawmakers implement, at times, controversial laws regarding voting, self-defense and access to healthcare and education. The Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policyhas chosen to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Right Act of 1964 by inviting several distinguished scholars to speak about the environment of the Civil Rights Act at its creation and in today’s society. This symposium will encompass a variety of topics surrounding the intersection of law, policy, and the Civil Rights Act.

“The Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy has chosen to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act by inviting several distinguished scholars to speak about the implementation of the act and its effectiveness since,” said Heidi Muller, symposium editor. “Join us as we explore the environment of the Civil Rights Act at its creation and in today’s society.”

Speakers include:

Gregory Parks, Wake Forest University School of Law

Barbara Arnwine, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, D.C.

Nicole Porter, Director of Advocacy at the Sentencing Project, Washington, D.C.

Katy Harriger, Wake Forest University

Irving Joyner, North Carolina Central School of Law

Mark Dorosin, University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights

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