Judges reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

William Mitchell College of Law will host an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from 5:30 to 8 pm Wednesday, July 23, in the law school’s Auditorium.

50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act“Key Reflections from Minnesota Judges” will feature four members of the state’s judiciary:

  • Chief U.S. District Judge for the District of Minnesota Michael J. Davis
  • Hennepin County Judge Pamela G. Alexander
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Peter M. Reyes ,Jr ’97
  • Anoka County Judge James A. Cunningham
  • Second Judicial District Judge Leonardo Castro

Moderator Jeffry Martin ’03 will have judges share their thoughts on how the country and its legal system have changed since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.

The event is free and open to the public. Application will be made for two CLE credits.


“Key Reflections from Minnesota Judges” is made possible thanks to generous support from its co-sponsors: William Mitchell College of Law Office of Multicultural and International Inclusion, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Jewish Community Action, the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Foundation, CAIR Minnesota, National Council of Jewish Women, St. Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity, and the City of Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights