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About the Symposium.

32nd Annual Wiley A. Branton Symposium
Three days of world-class sessions led by some of the brightest legal minds.
October 14th - 16th 2021

This year’s Wiley Branton Symposium offers a hybrid experience. Attendees can join in-person in historic Jackson, Mississippi or virtually, from your place of choice via electronic devices online. With a theme of “Black Voters Matter: Why We Must Protect Our Vote”, the conference activities include the annual Wiley Branton Awards Reception at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. The program will also be aired virtually. Other outstanding highlights of this event will be a focus on young adults and college students through a world-renowned speaker line-up during one of two Presidential Showcases taking place at the Westin in Jackson and on the campus of Tougaloo College.

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Speakers & Awardees

Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the globe


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