The Black Law Students Association is hosting the 27th Annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference this upcoming year on January 24, 2015. This year’s theme will be “The Voting Rights Act: 50 Years Later.” BLSA will investigate the minorities franchise in American society through taking a critical look at progress since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Moreover, we will analyze the recent voting rights decision Shelby County v. Holder, which struck down the critical Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights act as an unconstitutional infringement of the federalist system. True to Ms. Alexander's legacy and mission, this year’s conference will feature scintillating debates, informative judicial panels, continuing legal education credit, and, as always, a diverse and exciting forum to discuss the most important issues of social justice
CLE CREDIT SEEKERS:
The panel "Regulating Campaign Finance Compliance: Are We Criminalizing Politics?" has been approved for 1.0 ethics credit for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $25.00 cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
Please note that the CLE payment is in addition to the original price of the conference. CLE seekers who would like a $15 discount on general admission tickets can use the code "lexdonum" while purchasing tickets. Those using the discount will please provide a valid attorney ID number at check-in on the day of the conference.