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2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Eboo PatelEboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, will be the featured speaker for the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The theme for the upcoming MLK Celebration will be “Building Bridges: Dream. Dialogue. Service” to evaluate work that serves, communicates or connects with Dr. King’s mission. For more information visit the MLK website

MLK events include the Mock Debate by current law students, Speaker Karen Freeman Wilson, Mayor of the city of Gary, screenings of the documentary “Waging Peace”, a luncheon and a variety of Focus Sessions to attend following the Convocation on MLK Day, and a public service event “Talk To A Lawyer” hosted by the NW Indiana Volunteer Lawyers and IN State Bar Assoc.

For more details, the 2013 MLK program and Focus Sessions Information are online at: MLK Program

Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture

Featuring Speaker Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana

From A Dream to a More Perfect Union

Thursday, January 24, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wesemann Hall (Tabor Classroom)

For more information about this event: MLK Lecture

To RSVP for this event: RSVP

MLK Congressional Debate

Wednesday, January 23, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Wesemann Hall (Tabor Classroom)

Law School Mock Congressional Debate – Topic: Affirmative Action in Higher Education.

Affirmative Action in Higher Education: In light of Fisher v. University of Texas currently being argued in the Supreme Court. Does Affirmative Action do more harm than good? Or rather does Affirmative Action benefit students and Higher Education as a whole?  For the context of this debate, our students will follow this hypothetical: A bill has been brought before the Indiana Legislature by a special interest group. This bill will mandate the implementation of programs in all Indiana state universities and colleges to take race into account during its admissions process. 1L students will represent the committees in charge of reviewing this bill and arguing to either pass it or reject it.