Author and Professor Donald Jones will be joined on the panel by Professor and Associate Dean Mario Barnes, co-director of the Center on Law, Equality, and Race at the University of California, Irvine School of Law; Professor Kenneth B. Nunn, associate director of the Center and Families and assistant director of the Criminal Justice Center at the University of Florida Levin College of Law; Tom Mesereau, the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson in a child molestation indictment in 2005, and Judge William H. “Billy” Murphy, Jr., founding partner Falcon Murphy who represents the family of Freddie Gray, the African-American who died in 2015 during an encounter with Baltimore police.
The law school is located on the Coral Gables campus at 1311 Miller Drive and the event is free and open to the public.
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