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The tragedy of George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer has spurred a renewed conversation about who we are as a country. In the legal sphere, we are seeing members of the community come together and look inward, asking what they can do to better confront racism and inequality. At ALM, our reporters and editors have interviewed diverse law firm leaders, general counsel and law deans, as well as allies, about where the blindspots are and where we go from here. A collection of some of that coverage, along with photography from the protests and spot news, is below.

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(l-r) Kelly Daniel, Antonio Milton, Tatiana Hyman, Jeannine Holmes, Tiffany Mickel, Hilda Frimpong, Brandie Burris, Charisma Ricksy Nguepdo and Jhaton White. Courtesy photos

Jhaton White spent the morning of March 13 anxiously waiting for his phone to ring.

He’d been instructed to be on standby—his fellow members of the Cardozo Law Review were voting on the next editor-in-chief and the decision could come at any moment. When the call came, it was good news. White would be at the top of the Volume 43 masthead, making him the first Black student to lead the flagship journal of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

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Karen Sloan

Karen Sloan is the Legal Education Editor and Senior Writer at ALM. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @KarenSloanNLJ Sign up for Ahead of the Curve—her weekly email update on trends and innovation in legal education—here: https://www.law.com/briefings/ahead-of-the-curve/

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