Monday, September 15, 2014

Conference: "The Highest Tribute: The Michigan Journal of Race & Law at Twenty"

Later this week, the Michigan Law Program in Race, Law & History will host a conference in honor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. Here's the program for "The Highest Tribute: The Michigan Journal of Race & Law at Twenty":
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

All sessions to take place in 1225 South Hall

Breakfast and Registration
8:30-9:00 A.M.


Panel I: Beginnings
9:00-10:15 A.M.

Moderator: Matthew Fletcher, '97, Professor of Law and Director if the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University College of Law
Todd Aagaard, '97, Associate Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
Emily M.S. Houh, '96, Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of the Law of Contracts, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Travis Richardson, '96, Richardson & Mackoff
Hardy Vieux, '97, Martin & Gitner PLLC

Panel II: Changes
10:30-11:45 A.M.

Moderator: Matthew Tannenbaum, Associate Editor, Race and Curriculum Committee
Regulating Brands: Disparaging Trademarks
Jasmine Abdel-Khalik, '00, Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law

The Declining Utility of "Hate Crime"
Jeannine Bell, '99, Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

The Shadows of the Roberts' Court Selective Racial Memory: Reclaiming History for a Multiracial Metropolitan America
Tom I. Romero, II, '04, Assistant Provost of IE Research and Curricular Initiatives and Associate Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law


Lunch Break
12:00-1:15 P.M.


Panel III: Futures
1:30-2:45 P.M.

Moderator: Britney Littles, Associate Editor, Race and Curriculum Committee
Mainstreaming Equality in Federal Budgeting: Addressing Education Inequalities with Regard to the States
Elizabeth K. Hinson, '11, King & Spalding

Functionally Suspect: Reconceptualizing "Race" as a Suspect Classification
Lauren Sudeall Lucas, Assistant Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law

Blackness as Character Evidence: The Strategic Use of Racial Stereotypes in Establishing an Individual's Propensity for Violence
Mikah K. Thompson, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law; Osman & Smay, LLP


Panel IV: Legal Academia
3:00-4:15 P.M. 

Moderator: Emily M.S. Houh
Empirically Investigating Law Professors and Leaders of the Future
Meera E. Deo, '00, Associate Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Law Reviews and the New Counterrepublics
Luis E. Fuentes-Rohwer, '97, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Guy-Uriel Charles, '96, Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Justice and Law Journals
Adam Wolf, '01, Wolf Law
Gabriel "Jack" Chin, '88, Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Research Scholar, University of California Davis School of Law;  


Keynote Address
4:30-6:00 P.M.

Historical Myopia, Excessive Individualism and Remedies for Race Discrimination: The Work that Must be Done
Mary Frances Berry, '70, Ph.D. '66, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania​​​

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