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Message from Dean Boise: New College of Law Cultural Competency Developments

Friday 5/7/2021

As we approach the end of yet another academic year and promote a new class of graduates into the field, I’d like to share with you two important developments in our efforts to achieve a more inclusive College of Law community ...

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Syracuse Law Announces the Hon. Sandra L. Townes L’76 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Resource Center

Wednesday 5/5/2021

Syracuse University College of Law announces the creation of the Hon. Sandra L. Townes L’76 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Resource Center. Named for the late jurist and educator who was the first Black woman appointed as a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York, the Student Resource Center will open in Fall 2021, located in the Susan K. Reardon L’76 Room in Dineen Hall’s Law Library.

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Professor Paula Johnson Speaks to Spectrum News on Chauvin Verdict

Monday 4/26/2021

“I think that this will be a chastening moment. Officer Chauvin doesn’t represent all law enforcement officers, but we do have systemic issues within law enforcement.”

Paula Johnson

Professor Lauryn Gouldin: Why Is There Over-Policing for Low-Level Offenses?

Friday 4/23/2021

Even as the country breathes a small sigh of relief that Derek Chauvin will be held accountable for killing George Floyd, police violence continues to dominate national headlines. One fundamental question arises in many of these cases: why do we police low-level offenses in ways that too often lead to death, serious injury and lasting community trauma? All of us (should) value liberty and, of course, life over these minor harms.

Lauryn Gouldin

A Message from Dean Boise Regarding the Murder Conviction of Derek Chauvin

Wednesday 4/21/2021

Yesterday, a guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin case was rendered. Today, my thoughts are with the family of George Floyd, hoping that they may find peace in yesterday’s pronouncement ...

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