For release: March 10, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey
The University of Memphis' Black Law Students Association and the Memphis Law Review
will host a mini-symposium on affirmative action Wednesday, March 19. “Affirmative
Action at the Frontiers: Strategic Brainstorming for Remedying the Educational Gap"
will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. in Room 252 of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of
Law, 3715 Central Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
The keynote speaker will be Eboni Nelson, a Harvard Law graduate who teaches at the
University of South Carolina School of Law. Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton is scheduled
to make a brief appearance at the event.
A panel discussion will follow the keynote address. Panelists will include Steven
Mulroy, Shelby County commissioner and associate professor of law at the U of M; Wendy
J. Thompson, vice chancellor of access and diversity for the Tennessee Board of Regents;
Cynthia Polk-Johnson, assistant dean of students for multicultural affairs at Rhodes
College; and Tim Gibson, associate director of admissions and coordinator for multicultural
recruitment at Rhodes College.
For more information, call 901-678-2528.