February 25, 2021

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm, Central Time

ACS Austin: The Soul of America: Panel Discussion

Please join the ACS Austin, At-Large, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Sacramento, San Diego, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Lawyer Chapters, StopRepeatingHistory.org, the Austin Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association (Supporter), and the Asian American Bar Association of Houston for a two-part event on The Soul of America.

The program will be centered around the HBO documentary (The Soul of America) of Jon Meacham's book The Soul of America- The Battle for Our Better Angels and the events of January 6 at the nation's Capitol. The book and documentary are Meacham’s analysis of the country’s recent legal and political crises in light of many previous instances of division (including women’s suffrage, Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow, McCarthyism, Japanese American incarceration, among others). Registrants will receive information on how to screen the film and will be invited to join us for a panel discussion with respected legal scholars and practitioners to discuss the role that the law (and lawyers) played in past crises and division and how they can pave the way for “better angels” to prevail to build a more antiracist society and an America that lives up to its ideals.

With Remarks From

Hon. Colin Allred, U.S. Representative, 32nd Congressional District of Texas



Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, Emerita, New York Law School; former President of the American Civil Liberties Union

Don Tamaki, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP; former attorney to Fred Korematsu

Stephen Vladeck, Charles Alan Wright Chair In Federal Courts, University of Texas School of Law; Member, ACS Board of Academic Advisors

Moderated by:

Heaven Chee, Associate, Yetter Coleman LLP

And special thanks to the Kunhardt Film Foundation. 

1.0 hours of Texas CLE and 0.5 hours of Ethics Credit has been approved for this event.

This event has been approved for 1.0 hours of California MCLE credit. 

Please find the MCLE documentation here. MCLE Record of Attendance, Certificate of Attendance, and Evaluation Form for can be found here.