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Benjamin Hooks Documentary and Conference This Week

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis will host the Red Carpet Premiere of "Duty of the Hour," a documentary on the life of Benjamin L. Hooks, April 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre. The event is part of the Hooks Institute Annual Civil and Human Rights Conference taking place April 18-29. Learn more about the documentary and the conference or call the Hooks Institute at (901) 678-3974.

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Firm Recognizes 3 Law Students

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP recently awarded $15,000 in diversity scholarships to Vanderbilt University law students Zeterrika C. Tanner and Wendy P. Wright, and first-year University of Alabama law student Rhojonda A. Debrow Cornett. The three were also awarded summer clerkships at one of the firm’s offices.

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Law School Admissions Workshop Set for March 14

"Thinking about Law School?" is the theme of a workshop for prospective law students to be held March 14 at the University of Tennessee College of Law. The free event, to be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m., is for college graduates, currently enrolled college or community college students, high school students and school advisers. Participants will learn how they can prepare for law school as an undergraduate and how to choose the right law school. All sessions will be held in Room 132 of the law school. Learn more from the school

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Court Accepts College Admissions Race Case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether the University of Texas' race-conscious admission policies violate the rights of white applicants. The high court has had an evolving record on the discretion of state officials to decide who attends their institutions. In 2003, the court said universities could narrowly tailor their admissions policies to consider an applicant's race. The Texas case is further complicated over issues of standing. Oral arguments are set for this fall with a ruling scheduled for early 2013. Read this CNN report on WCYB Channel 5 Bristol

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