LSU Law Celebrates Black History Month

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The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, in collaboration with the LSU Law Black Law Student Association (BLSA), will participate in and host events in recognition of Black History Month.

On Saturday, February 9, members of BLSA will participate in Lean On a Lawyer at the Dr. Leo S. Butler Center, 950 East Washington Street, Baton Rouge, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Lean On A Lawyer is open to the Baton Rouge Community, free of charge, to ask licensed attorneys questions regarding legal matters. Information will also be provided regarding the legal resources available to the community.

On Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00 p.m. the Law Center and BLSA will host a Black History Month panel: The Evolution of the African American LSU Law Student.  The Honorable Trudy White (’81) and Winston Decuir, Sr. (’75) will be among the panelists.  This event will take place in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center.

On Thursday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. the Law Center and BLSA will present The Emancipation Proclamation 150 Years Later: A Conversation with Paul Finkelman.  Paul Finkelman, a Professor from Albany Law School, will discuss this important piece of American legal history.  Professor Finkelman is an expert in constitutional history and constitutional law, freedom of religion, the law of slavery, civil liberties and the American Civil War, and legal issues surrounding baseball.  This event will take place in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Law Center.

Registration is required; however, these events are free and open to the public.  If you wish to attend, please email rthom72@tigers.lsu.edu.

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