University of Utah College of Law to Sponsor Event Commemorating MLK Legacy

Event to Examine Balance Between Freedom from Discrimination and Freedom from Terrorism
On April 4, 2008, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will sponsor an event titled “Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of MLK’s Death — Did Dr. King Die in Vain?”  The daylong event will examine the balance between the right to be free from discrimination and the right to be free from terrorism in the context of addressing critical 21st century American legal issues. 

The event, to be held at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Salt Lake City, will include invited academics, policy-makers and elected officials, including Julian Bond, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); influential civil rights attorney Avery Friedman; and Col. Morris Davis, the former chief military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 

Hiram Chodosh, Dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, said, “We’ve assembled key national leaders to take a path-clearing look both back and forward on the legacy of Dr. King and the critical civil rights issues of our time.”

Information about the schedule can be found here