Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Symposium: The Largest Murder Trial in History

Do you have an interest in Houston Legal History?
Do you have an interest in Military Justice?
Are you an attorney looking for CLE credits?

On March 23, 2012 the Fred Parks Law Library at the South Texas College of law will be hosting a Symposium on the Houston Riot of 1917. Topics in the symposium will include:
  • "The Largest Murder Trial in the History of the United States": The Houston Riots Courts-Martial of 1917
  • The Houston Mutiny and Riots Courts-Martial: Military Justice in its Aftermath
  • The Buffalo Soldiers: Their History, the Houston Mutiny, and its Legacy, A Descendant Speaks: Academic and Personal Observations on the Houston Mutiny and its Aftermath
  • Military Justice Going Forward
  • Contemporary Practice of Military Law

The cost is $20 (check or cash only, collected at the door) and lunch will be provided.
6.5 hours of CLE credit

For more information, visit the symposium web page.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Race & Miltary Justice

by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian

To complement our upcoming seminar, “The Largest Murder Trial in American History: Exploring the Houston Riot of 1917 and it’s Impact on Military Justice Today,” there is an exhibit of selected materials from the library on race and military justice in the library lobby. Included in the display are works on the Buffalo soliders, the Brownsville Raid, and Henry O. Flipper, the first African-American graduate of West Point. This exhibit will be up until April 15, 2012.