BLSA hosts free advocacy training featuring Prof. Angela Allen-Bell’s work with non-uanimous jury verdict reform

Prof. Angela Allen-Bell gave a free advocacy training about the history and effects of non-unanimous jury verdicts, as well as strategies for reforming Louisiana’s system, at an event sponsored by the SULC chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (BLSA) on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12noon in the Civil Rights Room of the Law Library.

The National Black Law Students Association was first founded at the New York University Law School in 1968. Today, BLSA is a national organization with representation in the law schools of nearly every state in the nation and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  Its mission is to articulate and promote the needs and goals of black law students and to effectuate change in the legal community. For more information on the SULC chapter of BLSA, click here.

Angela Allen-Bell–an associate professor  of legal analysis and writing and the holder of the B.K. Agnihotri endowed professorship at the Southern University Law Center–is an expert on social justice and has been a champion for reforming Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury verdict system. She was recently named a prestigious fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Her research focuses on civil rights, restorative justice, social justice, and the interplay between race and justice. She has the distinction of having been selected for membership in the National Black Lawyers Top 100, an invitation-only organization. In addition to being a frequent speaker in the community, as well as in the legal arena, Prof. Allen-Bell is often quoted by local, national, and international media. She has twice submitted written testimony to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on the Constitution and has served as an expert reviewer of solitary confinement teaching materials that are available through the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

Click here to view her research.