On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the Southern University Law Center will host the ACLU of Louisiana panel discussion, “The Shame of Our State: Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Louisiana,” beginning at 6 p.m. in 129-130 A. A. Lenoir Hall.
Prof. Angela A. Allen-Bell will be among of three panelists to discuss the history and effects of non-unanimous verdicts, as well as strategies for restoring the unanimous verdict requirement to Louisiana’s legal system. Other panelists will be Calvin Duncan, program director for the Light of Justice Project; and William C. Snowden, founder of The Juror Project. The moderator is Cheryl Mercedes of WAFB Channel 9 News.
Event co-sponsors are Innocence Project New Orleans; the Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP; the LSBA Criminal Law Section; Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Gamma Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; the SULC Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty; and the SULC Black Law Students Association.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. One hour of CLE credit will be available. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.