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Conferences and Symposia

ROLC sponsors many conferences and symposia on rule of law issues throughout the academic year.

Bridging the Divide: African American Communities and Law Enforcement

April 7, 2017

USC School of Law Auditorium
701 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Tensions between African American communities and law enforcement continue to rise in the United States. The difficult relationship is further evident in the deep-rooted racial divisions in the public's view of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Recent experiences have exacerbated long-standing tensions and widened the gap between these two groups.

On April 7, 2017, the University of South Carolina convened a symposium to address one possible solution to bridge the divide between African American communities and law enforcement: wide-scale restorative justice.

This event was in collaboration with the Rule of Law Collaborative, University of South Carolina School of Law, and the University of South Carolina African American Studies Program.