The Loyola Law chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center hosted the 2017 Southern Regional Conference at the Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, LA on March 24-25, 2017. During the conference Prof. Angela Allen-Bell spoke about the continuing issue of Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury verdict system.
Other topics discussed at the conference included environmental justice in the Gulf South, anti-oppression training, mass incarceration reform in the Confederate South, and immigrant and Muslim issues in the age of Trump.
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.