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Prof. Allen-Bell elected to positions with national and local economic and criminal justice groups

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Prof. Angela Allen-Bell has been named an honorary co-chair of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund’s Wall Street Project Economic Summit and as a member of the board of directors of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center.

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change. The organization’s Wall Street Economic Project encourages Corporate America to increase opportunities for minority vendors and consumers, and to work toward ensuring equal opportunities for culturally diverse employees, entrepreneurs and consumers.

The Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, located in New Orleans, provides legal representation to low-income individuals who are charged with capital crimes. The organization’s goals include developing innovative advocacy strategies and pursuing systematic litigation related to issues of racism in the criminal justice system and a chronic lack of funding for adequate representation.

Allen-Bell is an associate professor of legal analysis and writing at the Southern University Law Center, where she is the B.K. Agnihotri Endowed Professor of Law. She was recently named a 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 recurrent speaker in the community, as well as in the legal arena, Prof. Allen-Bell is frequently interviewed and quoted by local, national, and international media. She has twice submitted written testimony to the United States Senate’s 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.