Summit for Civil Rights

3Ls Navin Ramalingam, Maci Burke, James Holden, and Marisa Tillman

In working closely with Professor Myron Orfield to plan the 2021 Civil Rights Summit, 3Ls Navin Ramalingam, Maci Burke, Marisa Tillman, and James Holden, all editors on the Minnesota Journal of Law & Inequality, had the opportunity to connect with some of the nation's leading policymakers on housing issues, including Marcia Fudge, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The students summarized documents, created memos, pulled together the history of enforcement in all the administrations since the enactment of these laws, and produced substantive research.

“The legal knowledge and skills that I have gained from this experience will help me to become a stronger attorney, coworker, community member, and citizen," says Burke.

The Minnesota Journal of Law & Inequality is one of four student-led journals at Minnesota Law where students have the opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder with faculty and other leading experts on substantive law and policy issues. These journals periodically hold symposia where the students connect with academics, jurists, policymakers, and others to discuss key topics, providing opportunities for meaningful interactions. Two current and several past U.S. Supreme Court justices have had articles published in our law journals.