National Black Law Students Association calls for progress

Pamela Meanes, a Thompson Coburn partner and immediate past president of the National Bar Association, speaks at a Friday press conference organized by the National Black Law Students Association called “A Call for Progress.” Meanes was joined by local and national activists and law students, including, from left to right, Brandi Pikes, with Washington University School of Law’s Black Law Student Association, Karen Gwynn with the National Black Prosecutors Association, Thomas Harvey of the Arch City Defenders, Jake Hollander of St. Louis Strong and Jeffrey Mittman of the ACLU of Missouri.


National and local law students and activists gathered at St. Louis City Hall Friday morning to call for a critical look at the criminal justice and for reform, such as increased training for police. “We stand in solidarity to call for serious, significant, robust reforms in American criminal law,” said Derick Dailey, president of the full story here.