Symposium Info and Registration – 2023

2023 Symposium: Newsworthy – Bringing the National Conversation to Arkansas

The Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service will host its Spring 2023 Symposium on Friday, April 7, 2023.

This program has been approved for 5 General hours of CLE credit.

Date: Friday, April 7, 2023

Time: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Cost: Free

Registration: Click here to register!

Program: Click here for Speaker bios.

9:30 AM – Coffee & Pastries

9:45 AM – Welcome by Dean Theresa Beiner, UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law & Elizabeth Kimble, Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service

10:00 AM – “Things have changed in the South”: An Examination of Arkansas Election Law 10 Years after Shelby, Sam McClelland, Attorney, PPGMR

11:00 AM – The Role of Law School Faculty in Perpetuating Segregation in Legal Education, Briana Rosenbaum, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee College of Law

Noon – Lunch (lunch will be provided for the first 30 in-person registrants)

12:30 PM – Lunchtime Keynote Speaker – The Maddening Irrelevance of Charlie Vaughn’s Innocence, Radley Balko. Introduction by Chris Danforth, Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service

1:30 PM – Legislative Roundup: The Continuing Attack on Trans Children, Gary Sullivan, Legal Director, ACLU

2:30 PM – Panel: Attorneys As Elected Public Servants and Officials, Judge Tjuana Byrd Manning, Rep. Ashley Hudson, Ali Noland, Elizabeth Kimble (moderator)

3:30 PM – Closing Remarks

Location: William H. Bowen School of Law – Friday Courtroom (Room 114); 1201 McMath Avenue Little Rock, AR 7220

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Danforth at