Widener Law students organize talk on hate crimes
Public Relations - Published: November 20, 2007
david loveThe Native American Student Law Association is sponsoring an event Nov. 29 featuring Philadelphia lawyer and journalist David A. Love. Love will deliver the speech “Hate crimes, prisons and the criminal justice system” at 5 p.m. in the Barristers’ Club on the Delaware campus.

Love is a staff attorney with the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, where he represents prisoners in civil rights actions. He is an editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, where his “Color of Law” column appears weekly. He also is a contributor to the Progressive Media Project, McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Philadelphia Independent Media Center and In These Times, and board president of Media Tank, a nonprofit media reform and education organization. Love contributed to the book, States of Confinement: Policing, Detention and Prisons (St. Martin's Press, 2000), and is a former producer of the radio news magazine “Democracy Now!”

Love is also a former spokesperson for the Amnesty International UK National Speakers Tour, and organized the first national police brutality conference as a staff member with the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights. He served as a law clerk to Judge James T. Giles of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Judge Ronald L. Ellis of the Southern District of New York. Love received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College, his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a Certificate in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford.

Co-sponsors of the event include the Student Bar Association, Gay-Straight Student Alliance, ACLU, Public Interest Law Alliance, Association of Latin American and Hispanic Students, Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association, National Lawyer’s Guild Student Chapter, Democratic Law Caucus, the Black Law Students Association and Widener's Alliance on Mental Health and Wellness.

The event is free and open to the public.