Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Ortique Lecture on Law & Society: Benjamin Crump
Last Tuesday we held the 5th annual Ortique Lecture on Law and Society. The lecture is in honor of Justice Revius Ortique, Dillard graduate who was the first African American on the Louisiana Supreme Court. His family, including wife, daughter and son in law have been tremendous supporters of the university.
We hit the jackpot this year with Benjamin Crump, who spoke roughly one week after a grad jury did not indict the officer in the death of Michael Brown. Crump, a new generation of civil rights attorney, captivated the crowd as he spoke about several civil rights cases and provided a broader understanding of the issues. He also spent time with our pre-law students prior to his open lecture. A standing-room only crowd was not disappointed.