The Midwest Journal of Law and Policy is the annual law journal of the National Black Law Students Association, Midwest Region. The Journal is pleased to bring its 2014 Symposium to The University of Chicago Law School.
The symposium is titled, “The Jurisprudence of Affirmative Action: Past, Present and Future.”
UChicago Alum Bahi Okupa will come to speak at the law school. She is currently senior counsel for Potbelly Sandwich Works in downtown Chicago. Bahi joined Potbelly in 2012 about a year before the company went public. Prior to Potbelly, Bahi worked for five years at Ralcorp Holdings, a public food manufacturing company based in St. Louis .
Jonathan Rapping is the President and Founder of Gideon’s Promise. Jon is the Director of the Honors Program in Criminal Justice at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where he also teaches criminal law and criminal procedure. He is also a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School where he helps to run its prestigious Trial Advocacy Workshop.
The Ford Foundation and HBO Documentary Films presents GIDEON’S ARMY, which follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point.