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St. Thomas law professor Levy-Pounds makes Lawyers of Color top list

Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is founding director of the law school’s Community Justice Project.

The Lawyers of Color media company has included University of St.Thomas Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds on its “50 Under 50” list for 2014.

The list honors law professors of color who are making “bold contributions to the legal cannon and the community at large.”

Levy-Pounds is the founding director of the UST Law School’s Community Justice Project, a civil-rights legal that clinic connects lawyers with “under-served communities and youths in the Twin Cities.”

The Project’s nonprofit Brotherhood Inc. works with African-American males involved in gangs, helping them with education, work and social enterprises. The law school says Levy-Pounds is also: “co-chair of Everybody In, chair of the Minnesota Advisory Commission to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, member of the board of directors for Catholic Charities of Minnesota, member of the board of directors for The Minneapolis Foundation, chair of Brotherhood Inc., fellow of the American Bar Foundation, member of the Senate File 2725 Work Group, past adviser to U.S. Sen. Al Franken, member of the FBI Civil Rights Advisory Group, and contributing writer to MinnPost and Twin Cities Daily Planet.”