Brown v. Board of Education

Although the Declaration of Independence stated that “All men are created equal,” it took a series of legal decisions in the 1950’s culminating in the Brown decision to end segregation in public schools.

The Fight for Equality Under Law

While many attorneys know the importance of Brown, not many know the story of how this landmark case arrived at the Supreme Court and the years of legal work that paved the way to one of the most important legal decisions in American jurisprudence.

American Justice & Liberty

Geeta N. Kapur will tell the story of the fight for equality under law by breaking down the four legal cases that led to Brown v. Board of Education, exploring the five communities that challenged segregation & discrimination in schools and discussing the Brown decision as a landmark in American justice. To access the course please click here: The Fight for Equality Under Law: Brown v. Board of Education.

Legal CLE Topics:

* The “Doll Tests”

* The importance of Social Science data

* Jim Crow Laws & Black Codes

* Earl Warren & the Supreme Court

* The leading lawyers

* Thurgood Marshall

* Spottswood Robinson III

* Louis L. Redding

* James Nabrit, Jr.

 * “All Deliberate Speed” standard

A native of Kenya, Geeta N. Kapur is a civil rights attorney and an activist and was the lead lawyer of Moral Mondays in Durham, North Carolina; she’s also an alumna of UNC-Chapel Hill and its law school. She is the author of the book about UNC, “To Drink from the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation’s Oldest Public University.”

This CLE qualifies for various credit in different states:

* Access to Justice

* Diversity & Inclusion

* Elimination of Bias

* Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI)

* Professional Conduct

* Professionalism

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in NY and around the country. For more information about CLE in New York please click the following link: NY CLE.