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Law School Presents New Series on Race, Poverty and Democracy

As part of a Catholic and Spiritan University founded in 1878, our Law School's mission since our very inception in 1911 has been (and steadfastly remains) built upon a pursuit of justice that advances the values of human dignity and mutual respect. As a law school, we are uniquely positioned to foster inclusive excellence and we are obligated to be powerful agents of change in our community. 

To that end, Duquesne Law presented a series of events and CLEs devoted to the subjects of race, poverty and democracy this fall. We worked with our faculty, alumni and community to present programming that highlighted the deleterious effects of racism and discrimination, and examined how democratic institutions have historically perpetuated, and can be used to combat, racial injustice. Our goal is to educate, lead positive change and serve as active participants against racial injustice. 

Fall 2020 CLE events included:

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
Historical Overview of Race and Voting in the United States
Presented by Professor Wilson Huhn

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
Discrimination and Voting Rights in America
Presented by Associate Professor of Law Jalila Jefferson-Bullock

Friday, Nov. 6, 2020
Hate in America: Anti-Semitism, Misogyny and Racism
Presented by Associate Professor Rona Kaufman

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