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College of Law, OCBA Launch Community Book Read for Racial Justice

Tuesday 9/8/2020

Syracuse University College of Law and the Onondaga County Bar Association (OCBA), along with other community partners and the generous support of CNY private law firms, have launched a new educational series, titled “Race & Justice in Central New York”.

Just Mercy

Update on the University Review of DPS by Former AG Loretta Lynch

Wednesday 9/2/2020

Dear Members of the Syracuse University Community: In June, I shared with our community that I asked former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to conduct a review of Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS). Ms. Lynch, who served as U.S. attorney general under President Barack Obama, is respected for her expertise in police-community relations. I write to you today with an update on her work ...

Kent Syverud

Professor Paula Johnson Appointed to Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission

Tuesday 8/25/2020

Professor Paula Johnson, Co-Director of the Cold Case Justice Initiative, has been appointed the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission, which educates and advises decision-makers throughout the New York court system on issues affecting both employees and litigants of color and which implements recommendations developed to address those issues ...

Paula Johnson

Professor Paula Johnson Reflects on Rep. Lewis' Legacy for CNYCentral

Friday 7/31/2020

A Syracuse University law professor who personally worked with the late Rep. John Lewis says it is up to us to continue his legacy. Lewis was laid to rest in Atlanta on Thursday. Former president Barack Obama delivered a eulogy ...

Paula Johnson

BBI, ABA Study Finds Prevalent Reports of Discrimination Faced by Disabled, LGBTQ+ Lawyers

Thursday 7/16/2020

A new national study by the ABA, in collaboration with the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, finds lawyers who identify as disabled and LGBTQ+ report experiencing both subtle and overt forms of discrimination at their workplaces, with common reports of subtle but unintentional bias ...

Burton Blatt Institute

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