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Dinner and Movie Screening: A Crime on the Bayou

The Caruso Law Office of Diversity and Belonging is pleased to announce a new accelerated degree agreement (3+3) with Tuskegee University, one of the 104 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the US. This 3+3 degree program allows for Tuskegee students to attend the first year of law school after finishing their junior year at Tuskegee, therefore earning a bachelor’s degree followed by a juris doctor in six years instead of seven. 

In celebration of this development, we invite you to join us for a screening of the film A Crime on the Bayou on Monday, October 10, in the Caruso Auditorium. This documentary tells the story of how a Black teenager named Gary Duncan, after being arrested for touching a white boy’s arm, challenged the systemic racism of Louisiana and took his fight for justice all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dinner will be served at 5 PM. After the screening, there will be a Q&A session with Lolis Elie, a son of a lawyer involved in the events in the film. Admission is free, but registration is required.

This event is presented by the Caruso School of Law Office of Diversity and Belonging, with support from the Graziadio Business School Diversity Council and Student Engagement and Success, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the School of Public Policy, and the Seaver College Office of Intercultural Affairs.