Hidden Legal Figures

Jun 24 2020 25 mins 37

Hidden Legal Figures rediscovers the untold legal stories of the Civil Rights Movement. Nationally recognized experts in law and history will explore the heroic and vital contributions lawyers and judges made to one of the most pivotal moments in American history, explain what that role meant to the nation then, and examine what it means for us today.





Brothers-in-Law | Special Episode on Race and Justice
Jun 24 2020 54 mins  
The deaths of unarmed black people have sparked nationwide demonstration and dialogue. Following in the tradition of the great civil rights lawyers like Thurgood Marshall, Constance Baker Motley, and countless others, there are legal warriors doing battle in courtrooms today and their voices are needed to truly understand where we go from here. Attorneys Mawuli M. Davis, Francys Johnson, and R. Gary Spencer take part in the first installment of our Brothers-in-Law special conversation on race and justice. Guest bios:Mawuli M. Davis is a founding partner of the Davis Bozeman Law Firm where he leads the firm’s Civil Rights Division. He attended the United States Naval Academy, where he played varsity basketball and earned a degree in Political Science. He served in the United States Navy as an officer while earning a Masters in Public Administration from Bowie State University. Attorney Davis is a graduate of Georgia State University(GSU) College of Law and he is recognized as a Super Lawyer, a distinction given to less than 3% of the lawyers practicing in Georgia. As an activist, Attorney Davis is a co-founder of Let Us Make Man. After the acquittal of George Zimmerman, he was one of the primary organizers for the ”Respect Black Life” march of over 5,000 protestors from the Atlanta University Center to CNN which was featured in Ebony magazine.Francys Johnson is a practicing lawyer, public theologian, and educator. He practices criminal and civil law in the state and federal courts in Georgia from his office on Main Street in downtown Statesboro. A graduate of Georgia Southern University and The University of Georgia School of Law, Johnson previously served on the Political Science and Criminal Justice faculties at Georgia Southern University and Savannah State University teaching courses on Criminal Law; Constitutional Law; Race and the law; and the Civil Rights Movement. Today, he is a recognized thought-leader on voting rights having testified before Congress; lecturing across the country and writing on the other subjects including race, measuring equity, and understandings of power in public policy. Previously, Johnson was President of the Georgia NAACP, this state's oldest and largest civil rights organization, following more than two decades of service in a variety of capacities including Southeast Regional Director.R. Gary Spencer has more than 25 years of experience in serving clients in criminal defense, personal injury, wills and probate, and attorney disciplinary actions. He is a member of the State Bars of Georgia, where serves as a member of the Board of Governors, and the State Bar of Florida. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Howard University and the Howard University School of Law.Support The Podcast:If you enjoy Hidden Legal Figures The Podcast, you can support us by donating here and by leaving a review here.To contact us or learn more about The Arc of Justice Institute, visit: https://onthearc.net/Podcast Team:Terrass “Razz” Misher, Producer, Podcast on the Go, LLCMia Mance, Social Media Communications, Mia Talks, LLCMarvin Cummings, Special Voice TalentDerrick Alexander Pope, J.D., Host Find Us On Social:Facebook Twitter Instagram Hidden Legal Figures is licensed for the exclusive use of The Arc of Justice Institute, Inc. The Arc of Justice Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational institution. Hidden Legal Figures: The Podcast copyright © 2019-2020 by Derrick Alexander Pope, J.D. All rights reserved.





W. J. Michael "Mike" Cody | A View from the Mountaintop
May 12 2020 59 mins  
Description:On April 4, 1968, six lawyers came to the aid of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a Federal District Court in Memphis, Tennessee. We visited W. J. Michael “Mike” Cody - one of the lawyers - in October 2019 at his law office in Memphis and he shared his remembrances of the untold legal efforts that were a big part of that fateful day.For additional reference read, W. J. Michael Cody, King at the Mountaintop: The Representation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memphis, April 3-4 1968, 41 U. Mem. L. Rev. 699 (2011). For the transcript of the hearing, visit https://www.tnwd.uscourts.gov/pdf/content/CityOfMemphisVKingTranscript.pdf. To hear the University of Memphis Law School program mentioned in this episode, visit https://www.tnwd.uscourts.gov/MLK50.php Guest Bio:Mike Cody’s practice is presently focused on the mediation and arbitration of complex commercial disputes, as well as commercial litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory matters.Mr. Cody began his practice at the firm in 1961 and, except for his years in public service, has been with Burch, Porter & Johnson since that time. He served as the Attorney General of Tennessee from 1984 to 1988, was the United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee from 1977 to 1981, and served on the Memphis City Council from 1975 to 1977.He has represented major corporations across the United States in a wide variety of litigation and in matters before state attorneys general and regulatory agencies. In 2005, he was appointed to serve as Co-Chair of the Tennessee Commission on Ethics, charged by the Governor of Tennessee with revising state ethics laws. In 2010, Mr. Cody was elected co-chair of the Society of Attorneys General Emeritus or SAGE. One of the founding members of the group, he is only the second co-chair in SAGE's history.Read Full Bio Support The Podcast:If you enjoy Hidden Legal Figures The Podcast, you can support us by donating here and by leaving a review here.To contact us or learn more about The Arc of Justice Institute, visit: https://onthearc.net/ Podcast Team:Terrass “Razz” Misher, Producer, Podcast on the Go, LLCMia Mance, Social Media Communications, Mia Talks, LLCMarvin Cummings, Special Voice TalentDerrick Alexander Pope, J.D., Host Find Us On Social:Facebook Twitter Instagram Hidden Legal Figures is licensed for the exclusive use of The Arc of Justice Institute, Inc. The Arc of Justice Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational institution. Hidden Legal Figures: The Podcast copyright © 2019-2020 by Derrick Alexander Pope, J.D. All rights reserved.


James Weldon Johnson | A Legal Renaissance
May 06 2020 32 mins  
Description:This week, we shine the spotlight on James Weldon Johnson. Many know him as the author of Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing, but Johnson was also a lawyer and Executive Secretary of the NAACP. In September 1925, a black physician purchased a home in an all-white neighborhood in Detroit. On his second night in the home, a mob gathered outside. After the shooting death of one of the members of the mob, Dr. Ossian Sweet and ten members of his family, including his wife, were arrested and charged with murder. In this episode, we take a look at how Johnson used the case to lay the foundation for what would become the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Host Derrick Alexander Pope portrays Johnson and Clarence Darrow.For additional reference read, James Weldon Johnson, Along this Way: The Autobiography of James Weldon Johnson (Penguin Books 1933); Kevin Boyle, Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age (Henry Holt 2004)Excerpts from Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing performed by the Morris Brown College Concert Choir, Glynn E. Halsey, Director, Barbara McNeely-Bouie, Accompanist. Arranged by Roland Harper. (Copyright © 1983).Legal Figure Bio:James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938) was an American writer and civil rights activist. He was married to civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson. Johnson was a leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he started working in 1917. In 1920, he was the first African American to be chosen as executive secretary of the organization, effectively the operating officer. He served in that position from 1920 to 1930. Johnson established his reputation as a writer and was known during the Harlem Renaissance for his poems, novels, and anthologies collecting both poems and spirituals of black culture.He was appointed under President Theodore Roosevelt as US consul in Venezuela and Nicaragua for most of the period from 1906 to 1913. In 1934 he was the first African-American professor to be hired at New York University. Later in life, he was a professor of creative literature and writing at Fisk University, a historically black university. Support The Podcast:If you enjoy Hidden Legal Figures The Podcast, you can support us by donating here and by leaving a review here.To contact us or learn more about The Arc of Justice Institute, visit: https://onthearc.net/ Podcast Team:Terrass “Razz” Misher, Producer, Podcast-on-the-Go, LLCMia Mance, Social Media Communications, Mia Talks, LLCMarvin Cummings, Special Voice TalentDerrick Alexander Pope, J.D., Host Find Us On Social:Facebook Twitter Instagram Hidden Legal Figures is licensed for the exclusive use of The Arc of Justice Institute, Inc. The Arc of Justice Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational institution. Hidden Legal Figures: The Podcast copyright © 2019-2020 by Derrick Alexander Pope, J.D. All rights reserved.


Noah Parden | The Majesty of the Law | Part 4
Apr 28 2020 16 mins  
Description:This week, Mark Curriden completes his discussion of the 1906 saga of Ed Johnson and the lawyer Noah Parden.Guest Bio:Mark Curriden Mark Curriden is a lawyer/journalist and founder of The Texas Lawbook. In addition, he is a contributing legal correspondent for The Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Business Journal.Mark is the author of the best selling book Contempt of Court: A Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism. The book received the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award and numerous other honors. He also is a frequent lecturer at bar associations, law firm retreats, judicial conferences, and other events. His CLE presentations have been approved for ethics credit in nearly every state.For the past 25 years, Mark has been a senior contributing writer for the ABA Journal, which is the nation’s largest legal publication. His articles have been on the cover of the magazine more than a dozen times. He has received scores of honors for his legal writing, including the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, the American Judicature Society’s Toni House Award, the American Trial Lawyer’s Amicus Award, and the Chicago Press Club’s HeadlinerMark’s book, Contempt of Court, tells the story of Ed Johnson, a young black man from Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1906. Johnson was falsely accused of rape, railroaded through the criminal justice system, found guilty and sentenced to death – all in three weeks. Two African-American lawyers stepped forward to represent Johnson on appeal. In doing so, they filed one of the first federal habeas petitions ever attempted in a state criminal case. The lawyers convinced the Supreme Court of the United States to stay Johnson’s execution. But before they could have him released, a lynch mob, aided by the sheriff and his deputies, lynched Johnson. Angered, the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the sheriff and leaders of the mob, charging them with contempt of the Supreme Court. It is the only time in U.S. history that the Supreme Court conducted a criminal trial.Noah Walter Parden (c. 1868 – February 23, 1944) was an American attorney and politician who was active in Chattanooga, Tennessee, East St. Louis, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri between 1891 and 1940. In 1906 he became one of the first African-American attorneys to serve as lead counsel in a case before the United States Supreme Court, and he was among the first to make an oral argument before the Court. In 1935 he became the first African American to be appointed to the position of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, a public office, in St. Louis.For additional reference read, Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips, Jr., Contempt of Court: The Turn of the Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism (Anchor Books 1999).Support The Podcast:If you enjoy Hidden Legal Figures The Podcast, you can support us by donating here and by leaving a review here.To contact us or learn more about The Arc of Justice Institute, visit: https://onthearc.net/ Podcast Team:Terrass “Razz” Misher, Producer, Podcast-on-the-Go, LLCMia Mance, Social Media Communications, Mia Talks, LLCMarvin Cummings, Special Voice TalentDerrick Alexander Pope, J.D., Host Find Us On Social:Facebook Twitter Instagram Hidden Legal Figures is licensed for the exclusive use of The Arc of Justice Institute, Inc. The Arc of Justice Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational institution. Hidden Legal Figures: The Podcast copyright © 2019-2020 by Derrick Alexander Pope, J.D. All rights reserved.




Noah Parden | A Lawyer's Appeal | Part 2
Apr 14 2020 22 mins  
Description:This week we continue our discussion about one of the most important and little-known cases in American history, the case of Ed Johnson, who in 1906 was falsely accused of rape in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Legal Figure Bio:Noah Walter Parden (c. 1868 – February 23, 1944) was an American attorney and politician who was active in Chattanooga, Tennessee, East St. Louis, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri between 1891 and 1940. In 1906 he became one of the first African-American attorneys to serve as lead counsel in a case before the United States Supreme Court, and he was among the first to make an oral argument before the Court. In 1935 he became the first African American to be appointed to the position of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, a public office, in St. Louis. Support The Podcast:If you enjoy Hidden Legal Figures The Podcast, you can support us by donating here and by leaving a review here.To contact us or learn more about The Arc of Justice Institute, visit: https://onthearc.net/ Podcast Team:Terrass “Razz” Misher, Producer, Podcast-on-the-Go, LLCMia Mance, Social Media Communications, Mia Talks, LLCMarvin Cummings, Special Voice TalentDerrick Alexander Pope, J.D., Host Find Us On Social:Facebook Twitter Instagram Hidden Legal Figures is licensed for the exclusive use of The Arc of Justice Institute, Inc. The Arc of Justice Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational institution. Hidden Legal Figures: The Podcast copyright © 2019-2020 by Derrick Alexander Pope, J.D. All rights reserved.


Noah Parden | Jailhouse Rock | Part 1
Apr 07 2020 19 mins  
Description:This week Mark Curriden shares with us the compelling story of a 1906 legal drama that started with a false arrest for rape, a shameful trial that was chock full of abuse and gross injustice, and a lawyer named Noah Parden who along with the United States Supreme Court, made respect for the rule of law a gift to future generations of Americans. Guest Bio:Mark Curriden is a lawyer/journalist and founder of The Texas Lawbook. In addition, he is a contributing legal correspondent for The Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Business Journal.Mark is the author of the best selling book Contempt of Court: A Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism. The book received the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award and numerous other honors. He also is a frequent lecturer at bar associations, law firm retreats, judicial conferences and other events. His CLE presentations have been approved for ethics credit in nearly every state.From 1988 to 1994, Mark was the legal affairs writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he covered the Georgia Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He authored a three-part series of articles that exposed rampant use of drug dealers and criminals turned paid informants by local and federal law enforcement authorities, which led to Congressional oversight hearings. A related series of articles by Mark contributed to a wrongly convicted death row inmate being freed.Mark’s book, Contempt of Court, tells the story of Ed Johnson, a young black man from Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1906. Johnson was falsely accused of rape, railroaded through the criminal justice system, found guilty and sentenced to death – all in three weeks. Two African-American lawyers stepped forward to represent Johnson on appeal. In doing so, they filed one of the first federal habeas petitions ever attempted in a state criminal case. The lawyers convinced the Supreme Court of the United States to stay Johnson’s execution. But before they could have him released, a lynch mob, aided by the sheriff and his deputies, lynched Johnson. Angered, the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the sheriff and leaders of the mob, charging them with contempt of the Supreme Court. It is the only time in U.S. history that the Supreme Court conducted a criminal trial.Read Mark's Full BioSupport The Podcast:If you enjoy Hidden Legal Figures The Podcast, you can support us by donating here and by leaving a review here.To contact us or learn more about The Arc of Justice Institute, visit: https://onthearc.net/ Podcast Team:Terrass “Razz” Misher, Producer, Podcast-on-the-Go, LLCMia Mance, Social Media Communications, Mia Talks, LLCMarvin Cummings, Special Voice TalentDerrick Alexander Pope, J.D., Host Find Us On Social:Facebook Twitter Instagram Hidden Legal Figures is licensed for the exclusive use of The Arc of Justice Institute, Inc. The Arc of Justice Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational institution. Hidden Legal Figures: The Podcast copyright © 2019-2020 by Derrick Alexander Pope, J.D. All rights reserved.


Sadie Alexander | A Woman Like Her
Apr 01 2020 17 mins  
Description:In this special episode closing out our commemoration of Women's History Month, we pay tribute to Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, one of the most accomplished lawyers of the twentieth century. In 1918, she became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1927 she was the first woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Practicing alongside her husband, Raymond Pace Alexander, also a lawyer, she made significant contributions to the cause of civil rights, most notably with her economic analysis of New Deal Regulations and public works projects, and as a member of the 1947 President's Commission on Civil Rights. Mrs. Alexander, who passed in 1989, was the first national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, serving from 1919 to 1923.Special thanks to Sydney A. Pope for her portrayal of Mrs. Alexander.For additional reference, read Sadie T.M. Alexander, The Best of Times and The Worst of Times, The University of Pennsylvania Law Alumni Journal, 1977; Kenneth W. Mack, Rethinking Civil Rights Lawyering and Politics in the Era before Brown, 115 Yale L.J. 256 (2005); Kenneth W. Mack, Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer (Harvard University Press 2012). Support The Podcast:If you enjoy the Hidden Legal Figures Podcast, you can support us by donating here and by leaving a review here.To contact us or learn more about The Arc of Justice Institute, visit: https://onthearc.net/ Podcast Team:Terrass “Razz” Misher, Producer, Podcast-on-the-Go, LLCMia Mance, Social Media Communications, Mia Talks, LLCMarvin Cummings, Special Voice TalentDerrick Alexander Pope, J.D., Host Find Us On Social:TwitterInstagram Hidden Legal Figures is licensed for the exclusive use of The Arc of Justice Institute, Inc. The Arc of Justice Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational institution. Hidden Legal Figures: The Podcast copyright © 2019-2020 by Derrick Alexander Pope, J.D. All rights reserved.





Lady Justice | Part 3
Mar 17 2020 23 mins  
Description:Of the more than 250 cases she handled while at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the James Meredith case was perhaps the most noteworthy effort by Constance Baker Motley. In this episode, we take an in-depth look at how the case started, some aspects that were unique to the case, and what Mrs. Motley felt was the long-term impact and meaning of the whole matter.Special thanks to Joel Motley, III and The Trials of Constance Baker Motley documentary for select archival footage and to the Columbia Oral History Project. The sequence of the case was adapted from Equal Justice Under Law: An Autobiography of Constance Baker Motley (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998).Guest Bio:Constance Baker Motley (September 14, 1921 – September 28, 2005) was an African-American civil rights activist, lawyer, judge, state senator, and Borough President of Manhattan, New York City. She was the first African-American woman appointed to the federal judiciary, serving as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She was an assistant attorney to Thurgood Marshall arguing the case Brown v. Board of Education. Support The Podcast:If you enjoy Hidden Legal Figures The Podcast, you can support us by donating here and by leaving a review here.To contact us or learn more about The Arc of Justice Institute, visit: https://onthearc.net/ Find Us On Social:TwitterInstagram Podcast TeamTerrass "Razz" Misher, Producer, Podcast-on-the-Go, LLCMia Mance, Social Media Communications, Mia Talks, LLCMarvin Cummings, Special Voice TalentDerrick Alexander Pope, J.D., Host_____________________________________________Hidden Legal Figures is licensed for the exclusive use of The Arc of Justice Institute, Inc. The Arc of Justice Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational institution. Hidden Legal Figures: The Podcast copyright © 2019-2020 by Derrick Alexander Pope, J.D. All rights reserved.


Lady Justice | Part 2
Mar 10 2020 27 mins  
Description:Constance Baker Motley was one of the most important civil rights lawyers of the twentieth century. Tapped by Thurgood Marshall early in 1945 to join the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, she was involved in more than 200 cases as either lead counsel or during the appeal of a case. In 1966, she became the first African American woman to be appointed as a federal judge. Joel Motley, III, Judge Motley’s son and producer of the multi-award-winning documentary, The Trials of Constance Baker Motley joins us to pay homage to this remarkable figure.Special thanks to Joel Motley, III and The Trials of Constance Baker Motley documentary for select archival footage.For additional reference, read Equal Justice Under Law: An Autobiography of Constance Baker Motley (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1988).Get the documentary, The Trials of Constance Baker Motley here.Guest Bio:As a Managing Director at Public Capital Advisors, LLC, Mr. Motley provides advice on capital markets and infrastructure to emerging markets. He began his career in investment banking at Lazard Freres & Co. in 1985, and later became a founder of Carmona Motley Inc. in 1992. Prior to investment banking, Mr. Motley served as Regional Director for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in New York, following five years of corporate law practice which he began at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Mr. Motley received his J.D. and B.A. from Harvard University. He joined OppenheimerFunds' New York Board in 2002.In addition to his current role as Chairman of the Governance Committee of OppenheimerFunds' New York Board, Mr. Motley is active on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (member of the Budget and Finance Committee), Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Human Rights Watch, and an independent director of the Board of the Office of Finance of the Federal Home Loan Bank System. Mr. Motley is the Senior Warden of the Vestry of Trinity Wall Street. He is also a board member of Historic Hudson Valley, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and the Greenwall Foundation.Support The Podcast:If you enjoy Hidden Legal Figures The Podcast, you can support us by donating here and by leaving a review here.To contact us or learn more about The Arc of Justice Institute, visit: https://onthearc.net/ Find Us On Social:TwitterInstagram Podcast TeamTerrass "Razz" Misher, Producer, Podcast-on-the-Go, LLCMia Mance, Social Media Communications, Mia Talks, LLCMarvin Cummings, Special Voice TalentDerrick Alexander Pope, J.D., Host________________________________Hidden Legal Figures is licensed for the exclusive use of The Arc of Justice Institute, Inc. The Arc of Justice Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational institution. Hidden Legal Figures: The Podcast Copyright ©2019-2020 by Derrick Alexander Pope, J.D. All rights reserved.


Lady Justice
Mar 03 2020 21 mins  
Description:Constance Baker Motley was one of the most important civil rights lawyers of the twentieth century. Tapped by Thurgood Marshall in 1945 to join the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, she was involved in more than 200 cases as either lead counsel or during the appeal of a case. In 1966, she became the first African American woman to be appointed as a federal judge. Joel Motley, III, Judge Motley’s son and producer of the multi-award-winning documentary, The Trials of Constance Baker Motley joins us to pay homage to this remarkable figure. Guest Bio:Joel Motley is an independent director of Invesco Mutual Funds and an independent director of the Office of Finance of the Federal Home Loan Bank System. Joel is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Chairman Emeritus of the board of Human Rights Watch. Joel also serves on the boards of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Historic Hudson Valley and the Greenwall Foundation.Joel began his career in investment banking at Lazard Freres & Co. in 1985, and he was a founder of Carmona Motley Inc. in 1992. Prior to investment banking, he served as an aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, serving as chief of the Senator’s staff in New York City and surrounding counties. Joel joined the Senate staff after five years of corporate law practice which he began at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett upon graduation from Harvard Law School in 1978. He graduated from Harvard College (magna cum laude) in 1974. Support The Podcast:If you enjoy Hidden Legal Figures The Podcast, you can support us by donating here and by leaving a review here.To contact us or learn more about The Arc of Justice Institute, visit: https://onthearc.net/ Find Us On Social:TwitterInstagram










Black to School - Part II
Jan 28 2020 29 mins  
Description:In 1961, the fate of the nation's oldest public institution of higher learning hung in the balance. It would be up to one federal judge to rule on the question of equality in education. Mercer University Law Professor Pat Longan joins us to reflect on the life and career of Judge William Augustus Bootle and the case that desegregated the University of Georgia.Guest Bio Patrick Longan is a nationally recognized leader in the field of legal ethics and professionalism. Among other positions he holds, Professor Longan is the director of the Mercer Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism and a member of the Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism. He also serves on the State Bar of Georgia's Formal Advisory Opinion Board and its Disciplinary Rules and Procedures Committee. In 2018, the Supreme Court of Georgia appointed Professor Longan as one of twenty special masters who hear disciplinary cases involving lawyers in Georgia.Professor Longan teaches Mercer's first year course on professionalism, the upper-level Law of Lawyering course, Jurisdiction and Judgments, and Judicial Field Placement. He received the 2005 National Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Professionalism from the Conference of Chief Justices, the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, and the Burge Endowment for Legal Ethics. In his academic career, Professor Longan has also taught at Stetson University, the University of Florida, Southern Methodist University, the Charleston School of Law, John Marshall (Atlanta) Law School, and Georgia State University School of Law. Before entering law teaching, Professor Longan served as a law clerk to Senior United States District Judge Bernard M. Decker in Chicago and practiced law with the firm of Andrews & Kurth in Dallas, Texas.Read Pat Longan's article on the case: “YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO FLINCH IN THE FACE OF DUTY”: JUDGE WILLIAM AUGUSTUS BOOTLE AND THE DESEGREGATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA If you enjoy Hidden Legal Figures The Podcast, you can support us by donating here and by leaving a review here.To contact us or learn more about The Arc of Justice Institute, visit: https://onthearc.net/ Find Us On Social:TwitterInstagramPodcast TeamTerrass "Razz" Misher, Producer, Podcast-on-the-Go, LLCMia Mance, Social Media Communications, Mia Talks, LLCMarvin Cummings, Special Voice TalentDerrick Alexander Pope, J.D., Host___________________________________________________Hidden Legal Figures is licensed for the exclusive use of The Arc of Justice Institute, Inc. The Arc of Justice Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational institution. Hidden Legal Figures: The Podcast copyright © 20190-2020 by Derrick Alexander Pope, J.D. All rights reserved.



Black To School
Jan 21 2020 20 mins  
Description:In 1961, the fate of the nation's oldest public institution of higher learning hung in the balance. It would be up to one federal judge to rule on the question of equality in education. Mercer University Law Professor Pat Longan joins us to reflect on the life and career of Judge William Augustus Bootle and the case that desegregated the University of Georgia.Guest Bio Patrick Longan is a nationally recognized leader in the field of legal ethics and professionalism. Among other positions he holds, Professor Longan is the director of the Mercer Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism and a member of the Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism. He also serves on the State Bar of Georgia's Formal Advisory Opinion Board and its Disciplinary Rules and Procedures Committee. In 2018, the Supreme Court of Georgia appointed Professor Longan as one of twenty special masters who hear disciplinary cases involving lawyers in Georgia.Professor Longan teaches Mercer's first year course on professionalism, the upper-level Law of Lawyering course, Jurisdiction and Judgments, and Judicial Field Placement. He received the 2005 National Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Professionalism from the Conference of Chief Justices, the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, and the Burge Endowment for Legal Ethics. In his academic career, Professor Longan has also taught at Stetson University, the University of Florida, Southern Methodist University, the Charleston School of Law, John Marshall (Atlanta) Law School, and Georgia State University School of Law. Before entering law teaching, Professor Longan served as a law clerk to Senior United States District Judge Bernard M. Decker in Chicago and practiced law with the firm of Andrews & Kurth in Dallas, Texas. If you enjoy Hidden Legal Figures The Podcast, you can support us by donating here and by leaving a review here.To contact us or learn more about The Arc of Justice Institute, visit: https://onthearc.net/ Find Us On Social:TwitterInstagramPodcast TeamTerrass "Razz" Misher, Producer, Podcast-on-the-Go, LLCMia Mance, Social Media Communications, Mia Talks, LLCMarvin Cummings, Special Voice TalentDerrick Alexander Pope, J.D., Host___________________________________________________Hidden Legal Figures is licensed for the exclusive use of The Arc of Justice Institute, Inc. The Arc of Justice Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public educational institution. Hidden Legal Figures: The Podcast copyright © 20190-2020 by Derrick Alexander Pope, J.D. All rights reserved.

































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