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John W. Marshall

John W. Marshall, son of the legendary Thurgood Marshall, along with Michael Koskoff, who co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming motion picture Marshall, will discuss the civil rights legacy of the first African-American Supreme Court Associate Justice. The lecture titled, “Thurgood Marshall: A life in the law, a legacy of jurisprudence” will be moderated by attorney Mark Davis at the William S. Richardson School of Law, September 14, 11:30 a.m.—1 p.m. in Classroom 2. A free pizza lunch is included.

Marshall is a sought-after speaker on criminal justice, civil rights, and his father’s life and legacy; Koskoff and his son Jacob Koskoff wrote the film’s screenplay that explores an early courtroom drama over issues of race, sexual assault and equal justice.

A free screening of Marshall will be played at the Dole Cannery Regal Theaters the same day at 6 p.m. Tickets to the film screening are sold out, but 10 pairs of tickets for the screening that evening will be available at the law school lecture on a first come, first served basis. Following the evening screening, there will be a “talkback” with Marshall and Koskoff.

“Thurgood Marshall was a ground-breaking jurist whose legacy cannot be underestimated,” said Acting School of Law Dean Melody MacKenzie. “We are privileged to have a role in hosting this lecture so that our students may better understand, and learn from, this important history. The Davis Levin 1st Amendment Conference is always relevant, but more so in these days where the civil rights of so many are at stake and we all must speak out to protect those rights.”

Event sponsors

The Distinguished Lecture is part of the Davis Levin 1st Amendment Conference sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union.

For full story, go to the William S. Richardson School of Law website.

—By Beverly Creamer

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