• 6th Annual MLK Convocation 

    Breaking the Dam Against Social Progress

  • When

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    12:15 pm to 1:15 pm



    Zoom Webinar 

“Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.”

Please join us for a conversation on Dr. King’s legacy including his observation noted above. 

Our renowned panel will reflect on the above quote and speak to the role the court and criminal justice system plays in promoting equity and racial justice.

Panelists include: 

Hon. Paul FeinmanPaul G. Feinman ’85, Associate Judge, Court of Appeals, New York


Judge Toddrick Barnette
Toddrick Barnette ’92, Chief Judge, Hennepin County District Court, Minnesota


Pamela AlexanderPamela Alexander ’77, Retired Judge, Hennepin County District CourtMinnesota


Kassius Benson
Kassius O. Benson ’96, Chief Public Defender, Hennepin County, Minnesota


Dean Garry W. Jenkins will open with remarks and an overview of our Martin Luther King, Jr. annual series and Marielos Cabrera, 3L, will moderate the conversation.

Minnesota Law’s Annual MLK Convocation
In 2016, the University of Minnesota Law School and its Diversity Committee launched the first Annual MLK Convocation in an effort to bring all members of the Law School community together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and reflect on the continued relevance of his work in our legal community. 

View the 6th Annual MLK Convocation event recording

Sponsored By

Minnesota Law Diversity and Belonging Affinity Council

CLE Credits

1 EOB Credit (#340256)

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