• American Justice: A discussion about race and bias in the legal system

  • When

    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    12:15 pm to 1:15 pm


    Walter F. Mondale Hall Room 25

    University of Minnesota Law School
    229 19th Ave South
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

This panel discussion will bring Judge Nancy Gertner and Lecia Brooks into a conversation with Law School Dean Garry Jenkins on issues of race and justice in America.

The discussion will examine the roles of the justice system and systemic bias, including issues such as the long-term impact 1960s Civil Rights legislation, racial bias in legal representation, arrests, mandatory sentencing, incarceration, and its impact on individuals and communities.

The audience will be invited to participate in the conversation with these two distinguished speakers, to address the fraught topic of race, justice, and legal bias in America.

Sponsored By

This talk, cosponsored by the Law School, is part of the Institute for Advanced Study’s yearlong 1968-1969 presentation and discussion series, copresented by Northrop and the University Honors Program. Cosponsored by the Imagine Fund, the College of Liberal Arts, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Givens Collection, Umbra Search African American History, the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Departments of History, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development. 


Free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

CLE Credits

1 Elimination of Bias CLE credit has been approved; Event Code #262842


Lunch will be provided by the Law School’s Diversity Committee. 

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Laura Walton
(612) 624-1885

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University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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