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Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Thursday, May 14, 2015
3:30 pm
- 5:45 pm

Complimentary reception for members only following the program

2 hours of Illinois CLE
pending approval 

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Bridget Arimond

Bridget Arimond
Clinical Professor
Northwestern University School of Law

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Luis Fuentes-Rohwer

Luis Fuentes-Rohwer
Professor, Maurer School of Law
Indiana University

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Terry Smith

Terry Smith
Distinguished Research Professor
DePaul University College of Law

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Hon. Maria Valdez

Maria Valdez
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court
Northern District of Illinois


James Wascher

James D. Wascher
Administrative Law Judge
Social Security Administration


The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been described as the most effective civil rights legislation ever passed. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Act. The program will explore the need for and successes of the Voting Rights Act, its application and effect in the Chicago area, and the continuing relevance of the Act in the 21st Century. 


Thursday, May 14, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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Dirksen Federal Courthouse Ceremonial Courtroom, Room 2525
219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604 US
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Illinois CLE Credit
Photo ID is required to enter the building
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