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Penn State Law Review presents "The Role of Black Lawyers in Contemporary American Society"


On Tuesday, November 17, Penn State Law Review will host "The Role of Black Lawyers in Contemporary American Society," the second event in its interactive series "Scholarly Dialogues," which provides students with the opportunity to engage with professors concerning recent scholarship.

The program will feature a recent article by Penn State Law Professor Carla Pratt titled "Way to Represent: The Role of Black Lawyers in Contemporary American Democracy," 77 Fordham L. Rev. 1409. Published earlier this year, the article argues that black lawyers perform a unique role in modeling race-conscious lawyering, thereby enhancing the participatory dimension of citizenship for black citizens.

Following Professor Pratt's overview of her work and findings, Penn State Law Review Comments Editor Jason Mau will dialogue with Professor Pratt about the substance of her article. The remainder of the program will be open to public dialogue, question and answer, and commentary.

All interested persons are invited to attend this event, which will be held from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, in 148 Advantica Building in Carlisle, with videoconferencing to 112 Lewis Katz Building in University Park.

Established in 1897, Penn State Law Review is the flagship law review for the Dickinson School of Law. Entirely student-run and published four times annually, it serves as a vehicle for publication of scholarly articles and comments covering all aspects of law, as well as promoting scholarship by enhancing the engagement of its membership with the academic community.

This event is supported by funds from the Speakers Trust Fund of the Student Bar Association.

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