Robeson Conference Focuses on Legal Activism

Spring 2014

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Columbia Law School’s Black Law Students Association hosted the 2014 Paul Robeson Conference this spring at Jerome Greene Hall. The conference, which is held to commemorate the life and advocacy of Paul Robeson ’23, explored the role of legal activism in creating transformative policy. Discussion panelists included Angela Fernandez ’98, executive director of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, and Jessica Attie, an attorney with the New York State Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau. Professor Olatunde Johnson provided the closing remarks at the event.

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