Leonard Lopate at Large: Michael Smith and Mara Verheyden-Hilliard

Today ahead of their “Lawyers For The Left” panel discussion March 31 at 3pm at Lipton Hall at the NYU School of Law Leonard Lopate at Large presents Michael Smith joined by Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, the cofounder and executive director of the Partnership For Civil Justice in Washington DC and Glen Ford, executive director of Black Agenda Report.

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Michael Smith’s new book “Lawyers for the Left: In The Courts In the Streets And On The Air”profiles a range of lawyers who, as radicals and socialists, devoted their careers to representing victims of injustice rather than the rich and the privileged.

Michael Smith author photo

Their clients included Martin Luther King and Angela Davis, the prisoners in the infamous massacre at Attica, people who suffered torture, police abuse, mass arrests, and segregation.

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Stories like these even start to give lawyers a good name.



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