From Dred Scott to The Missouri Human Rights Act: Lecture to be Held April 5

The Dred Scott case is one of the most famous U.S. Supreme Court cases.  Little attention is paid, however, to Dred Scott’s trials in the St. Louis Circuit Court and the fact that a jury decided Dred Scott’s case.

In a lecture presented on April 5, Professor Chuck Henson will explain the importance of the Dred Scott jury trial right in the functioning of the Missouri Human Rights Act as we know it today.  His lecture will review the Dred Scott litigation and its influence on employment discrimination lawsuits under the Missouri Human Rights Act before and after the amendments of August 2017, with particular focus on the parameters of the jury trial right under the Missouri Constitution.

Professor Henson’s lecture, which is hosted by the law school’s Black Law Students Association, is free and open to the public. It will be held in Hulston Hall on the University of Missouri campus on April 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

This event will offer 1.8 hours of CLE credit in the State of Missouri.