Black law students convene in STL, call for systemic reform

Black law students from around the country stood with St. Louis social-justice organizers to call for systemic and institutional criminal justice reform.

“St. Louis is ground zero for bringing attention to what’s happening in communities of color all across the country,” said Derick Dailey, national chair of the National Black Law Students Association, at a Friday, July 15 press conference at St. Louis City Hall.

Several local organizations spoke alongside the students, including the ArchCity Defenders, St. Louis Strong, the ACLU, St. James AME Church and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

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