UF Law to host discussion on Trayvon Martin shooting
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Matt Walker, UF Law Communications
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The UF Levin College of Law Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations will host “A Conversation on the Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin” Wednesday in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180, at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
This will be an engaging discussion on the legal and social issues surrounding the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month in Sanford, Fla. It is an excellent opportunity for those who are concerned to ask questions, provide commentary, and gain insight from members of the UF Law faculty, including Professors George Dekle, Monique Haughton-Worrell, Kenneth Nunn, Michelle Jacobs, Katheryn Russell-Brown and Michael Seigel. Topics scheduled for discussion include Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, self-defense, racism, police discretion, charging decisions, racial imagery, slave codes, prosecution and evidence.
Please visit UF Law’s website for a tip sheet with contact information for UF Law professors available to comment on the case: http://www.law.ufl.edu/news/2012/03/20/uf-law-criminal-law-experts-available-to-address-trayvon-martin-case/.