RALEIGH– In celebration of Black History Month, the Campbell Law Black Law Student Association (BLSA) members plan to host the following virtual events:
- The Battle Between Social Justice & Professional Responsibility A virtual panel discussion will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, addressing the impacts implicit bias has on attorneys, judges and members of the criminal justice system. We will highlight proposed changes to the N.C. Rules of Professional Conduct and discuss what we can do to ensure our clients have faith in our self-regulating profession. Panelists include Wake County District Court Judge Ashleigh Dunston, Wake County Chief Public Defender Deonte’ Thomas and Assistant City Attorney of Durham Anna Davis. Register here.
- In Living Color Come color your cares away with BLSA at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. Each participant gets a coloring kit that includes: adhesive coloring book page, coloring tools you need, mocktails and the perfect playlist for a night of winding down. Participants will be encouraged to join a Zoom call to play games and color together!
- The Dangers of Calling 911 This event at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 examines the dangers of implicit bias in public spaces that have led to 911 calls when a crime isn’t being committed. Learn about the historical context of these actions and the lasting impact that comes with the threatened police force against people of color. We’ll discuss the rising trends in social media memes and videos that begin shedding a powerful light on a social dynamic that has dangerous implications for minorities.
- Get Informed, Make a Plan, Take Action An estate planning/heirs property webinar is set for 6 p.m. on Feb. 24 and 1 p.m. on Feb. 25 hosted by the Sustainable Forestry Land Retention Project to help educate minority landowners on property issues, wills, and trusts. Register here.
- Newtrality: Using Motivated Awareness and Inclusive Integrity to Strengthen Organizational Culture in the Legal Profession CLE At noon on Feb. 26 join the Campbell Law Review and the Campbell SBA for a panel discussion about inclusivity and organizational culture in the legal profession (this is a CLE event). Register here.
The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) provides support and networking opportunities for African-American students at Campbell Law. Members of the BLSA provide incoming students with the support to make a smooth transition into law school and the resources to ensure success at Campbell Law. Each year, BLSA hosts social events, participates in both regional and national BLSA conferences, and assists Admissions with minority recruiting by visiting undergraduate institutions around the state.
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