13th Annual Romallus O. Murphy CLE

October 4, 2019

Marriott Hotel
425 North Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina


The 13th Annual Romallus O. Murphy CLE Seminar will provide an in-depth exploration of critical and current Civil and Political Rights issues which are presently impacting minority and poor populations in North Carolina.

As in past years, legal scholars, litigators and advocates will lead a series of panel discussions which will explore some of today’s critical issues, ongoing Civil and Political Rights litigation and scholarly research.

Non-Lawyers are welcome. Six (6) CLE credits will be requested from the North Carolina State Bar.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.


8:30 ——– Registration

8:45 ——– Opening Comments
Irv Joyner & Dr. T. Anthony Spearman

9:00 ——– Workshop I: Repairing the Pains of Slavery and Jim Crow: Redemption or Reparations
Professors William Darity, April Dawson, Keisha Bentley Edwards & Gene Nichols

10:30 ——- Workshop II: Exercising the Right to Vote: The Path Toward Political Empowerment
Attorneys Tomas Lopez, Caitlin Swain, Dr. Jarvis Hall & Representative Erica D. Smith

12:00 ——- Lunch

2:00 ——– Workshop III: Paths Toward A Quality Education: An Emergency Declaration
Attorney Elizabeth Haddix, Dr. Terrence Ruth, Professors Erika Wilson & Mary Wright

3:30 ——– Workshop IV: Criminal Justice: Developing Solutions for Court Fees, Fines and Rehabilitation
Attorneys Whitley Carpenter, Dennis Gaddy, Jennifer Marsh & James Williams

5:00 ——- Closing Remarks
Irv Joyner