Columbia Black Law Students Association to Host Annual Paul Robeson Conference and Gala

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New York, March 29, 2011 — The Columbia Black Law Students Association will host its annual Paul Robeson Conference, this year titled, Realizing Justice: Incarceration, Advocacy, and the Consequences of the Juvenile Justice System.
The conference will feature panel discussions about the process behind juvenile incarceration, the benefits of alternative rehabilitation programs, the mental and sexual health of incarcerated youth, and the place of young women in the juvenile justice system.  
The list of panels and scheduled speakers is here.
The conference will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Jerome Greene Hall at 116th Street and Amsterdam Ave., followed by the annual gala from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Low Memorial Library Rotunda.
The conference honors Robeson ’23, for his courageous stance against oppression and inequality. Now in its 17th year, the conference is hosted by the Black Law Students Association.
To register for the conference or buy tickets for the gala, click here.
Columbia Black Law Students Association is a chapter of the National Black Law Students Association, the largest student-run organization in the United States. The organization’s mission is to facilitate the academic and professional development of African-American students at Columbia and to instill in them a greater commitment to the needs of the black community.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, criminal, and environmental law.
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