Villanova Law Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Villanova University School of Law (VLS) will mark its annual commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with two events in January 2015.

RESCHEDULED: On Tuesday, February 17, at 5:15 p.m., VLS will present the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture, sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP. This year’s keynote speaker will be Professor Gregory Parks, Assistant Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law. Professor Parks's research focuses on both race and law issues as well as social science and law issues. 

On Wednesday, January 28, at 3:00 p.m., VLS will host “Because Michael, Eric and Tamir: The Legal System’s Responses to Police, Protests, and the Community.” The panel and discussion will focus on the legal and social issues related to the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and others, and how police, the legal system and communities can respond to prevent similar tragedies in the future. The panel and discussion will be held in Room 102. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact:

Tiffany F. Southerland, Esq.
Associate Director of Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion
(610) 519-6706
tiffany.southerland@law.villanova.edu