On Monday, February 3, 2020, Southern University Law Center professor Angela Allen-Bell will give a presentation entitled “When Law & Injustice Become Bedfellows: Justice Becomes the Business of the People” during SUNO’s Charles Frye Memorial Lecture Series from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Millie M. Charles School of Social Work. Allen-Bell will discuss the history of Louisiana’s criminal justice system in an effort to work toward needed criminal justice reforms. The public is invited to attend.
The Southern University System Board of Supervisors named John K. Pierre to become the seventh chancellor of the Southern University Law Center, on March 18. Pierre, who is serving as interim SULC chancellor, was one […]
There’s evidence that non-unanimous juries contribute to wrongful convictions, mass incarceration, and the marginalization of women and minorities. The impact is tantamount to a form of gerrymandering in that it dilutes a voting block within the jury. The Sixth Amendment assures an impartial jury and the Framers envisioned that to be a unanimous vote of twelve. It is our collective duty, “with a force that is irresistible, to crumble into ruin this unjust system.” Booker T. Washington did what he could. Will you? […]