The event took place on April 19, 2017, and Prof. Bell was joined by Ed Tarpley, an attorney and former district attorney from Alexandria, La., and Marjorie Esman, director of the Louisiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The Tulane Law chapter of the ACLU organized the event.
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.