Social Justice and the Quest for Equitable Public Policy Panel


Mercer Law School will hold a panel discussion, titled “Social Justice and the Quest for Equitable Public Policy” Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom. The discussion is sponsored by the Black Law Students Association to celebrate black history month and is free and open to the public. The program will discuss the state of civil rights and social justice in American society. They will specifically address issues regarding economic empowerment, education, and the role of the modern day lawyer. The mission of the program is to promote progressive intellectual thought within the law school and with the community at-large.

Speakers include:

  • Mercer Law Alumnus Virgil Adams, Adams Jordan & Treadwell, P.C.
  • Stephen Chu, attorney, Equal Justice Initiative
  • Isaiah Hugley, City Manager of Columbus
  • Jerry Boykin, Law Office of Jerry Boykin and the first African American graduate of Mercer Law in 1972.