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Panelists to Discuss Trayvon Martin Case—Was Justice Served?

The Black Law Students Association at Duquesne University will host three guest panelists for the discussion The Trayvon Martin Case: Was Justice Served?.

The panelists will examine the legal and social aspects of the landmark case as well as the impact of the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law on society and the future of the law.

Allegheny County Public Defender Elliot Howsie will serve as moderator for the discussion, which will feature the following panelists:

  • Leonard Birdsong, professor of law at Barry University, who is a former assistant United States attorney for both the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • A.J. Bellido de Luna, professor and managing director of the clinical law program at the University of Maryland School of Law, who was a lieutenant with the Howard County Maryland Department of Police.
  • Tracey McCants-Lewis, assistant professor and assistant director of clinical legal education Duquesne's School of Law, who teaches courses for the University's Civil Rights Clinic.

The Trayvon Martin Case: Was Justice Served is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Room 204, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

   Guests are asked to RSVP by calling 412.396.6186. Media are asked to call Rose Ravasio at 412.396.6051 to RSVP and to arrange special parking.

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