Racial Justice Community Conversations Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: ZOOM

Race & Law: The Capitol Insurrection v. Black Lives Matter Protests

Our goal is to facilitate a high level panel discussion about the stark difference in the treatment of Black Lives Matter protests throughout the summer of 2020, and the capitol riots of January 6th, 2021. Our panelists will discuss and unpack how during many BLM protests there was a heavy police presence, while during the capitol riots there was a tremendous lack of police and also actual active duty law enforcement that participated in the riots. Also, our panelists will discuss the differences between peaceful lawful assembly, looting, and rioting, and how the media has influenced how peaceful demonstrations have been misconstrued at times.

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PANELISTS:

AYESHA BELL HARDAWAY
Assistant Professor of Law & Director, Social Justice Law Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Hardaway is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Director of the Criminal Clinic in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic. As a member of the faculty, Hardaway has taught as a clinician in the areas of health law, civil litigation and criminal justice. Her research and scholarship interests include the intersection of race and the law, constitutional law, criminal law, policing and civil litigation.

CHRISTOPHER MCNEAL '16
Managing Partner, McNeal Legal Services, LLC

Christopher McNeal, Esq., founded McNeal Legal Services, LLC to provide competent, comprehensive legal services,and zealous legal advocacy. Located in Bedford Heights, Ohio, MLS is a full-service law firm, providing vigorous criminal defense representation, civil rights advocacy, family, and business legal services. McNeal served honorably in the United States Army as an Intelligence Analyst, and has trained hundreds of soldiers as a Department of Defense Contractor. McNeal is an active member of Black Lives Matter Cleveland, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association.

REGINALD OH
Professor of Law, CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Reginald Oh brings years of teaching experience and a lengthy roster of publications and presentations in this country and abroad. Professor Oh is a prolific scholar whose work is most often a careful examination of distributive justice, including the ways in which justice succeeds or fails when gender and race are involved. At Cleveland-Marshall, Professor Oh teaches Civil Procedure, a Constitutional Law Seminar on the Fourteenth Amendment, and a seminar on Legal Issues in Education. Professor Oh is also a widely sought and widely traveled lecturer; in a two-year span he spoke at more than 30 national and international conferences.

Category: Alumni, Faculty, General, Student

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