Posted on February 25, 2015 by Deb Freeman
The Voting Rights Act at 50: Preserving the Right to Vote
Thursday, March 5, 2015
11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. in the Eidman Courtroom and 12:45-1:45 p.m. in the Jury Room
Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, will speak at 11:45 a.m. in the Eidman Courtroom about voter suppression at the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. From 12:45-1:45 p.m., he’ll meet informally with students in the Jury Room to discuss his career path and answer questions.
Ho supervises the ACLU’s voting rights litigation nationwide. He has litigated cases under the federal Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act, including Shelby County v. Holder, and is a frequent television commentator on voting rights issues. Prior to joining the ACLU, he was Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. RSVP by Wednesday, March 4, on Symplicity by selecting the ‘Events’ tab.
Individual Meetings with Dale Ho on March 5
20-minute slots available from 2:15-3:35 p.m. in the Career Services Interview Suite
Interested students can meet directly with Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, following his Lives in the Law presentation.
To sign up for a 20-minute time slot, please email your availability to Nicole Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to students who attend either the 11:45 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. presentations. Hurry while spaces are still available!
Presented by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, the Career Services Office, and the ACLU of Texas; cosponsored by the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association, Public Interest Law Association, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, and the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society.