Minneapolis judge to present Thurgood Marshall speech The Honorable LaJune Thomas Lange, a Minnesota District Court trial judge and professor of international human rights and civil rights, will be the featured speaker Feb. 16 for the fourth annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium at The University of South Dakota School of Law.
Judge Lange's presentation, titled "Fighting Injustice: The Legacy of Thurgood Marshall for Local and International Human Rights," begins at 11:30 a.m. in the law school's courtroom. The symposium is free and open to the public. High school and early college students are encouraged to attend. An information session for those interested in pursuing a legal education will follow the speech.� �
Judge Lange serves on the Fourth Judicial District Court, Hennepin County, in Minneapolis. She is also currently a clinical professor at William Mitchell College of Law, teaching international human rights and civil rights. She is a 1978 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, and in 1975 graduated from Augsburg College with a BA in psychology.�
While working locally to improve access to justice through civic education programs for students, the elderly and immigrants, Judge Lange is also a lecturer in the area of women's rights, African diaspora issues, government corruption, comparative legal systems and judicial independence.