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School of Law to present ‘Hidden Legal Figures’ panel discussion

The UGA School of Law will present the latest installment of its “Hidden Legal Figures: Conversations with the Unsung” series Oct. 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Open to all members of the law school community and the general public, the program will be held in the law school’s rotunda and Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom.

According to the program’s organizers, Northeast Georgia is home to several people who, each in their own way, were pioneers in the civil rights movement. The Oct. 16 program will be a panel discussion with groundbreaking attorneys Ken Dious, Barbara Geter, John Mell Clark and Willie Woodruff.

The program will be moderated by Athens-Clarke County Chief Magistrate Judge Patricia Barron and DeShon Dixon, UGA law student leader and vice chair of the Davenport-Benham Black Law Student Association. Together they will conduct a focused conversation on “Memories, Milestones and Mentorship” with the panelists. 

The program is part of the State Bar of Georgia Arc of Justice Project, which seeks to recognize the historic role of the legal profession in the civil and human rights movement.