The Georgetown Law Journal 2010 Symposium: Post-racialism in American Law and Lawyering

The Symposium brings together essays and articles from six legal scholars, addressing the notion of “post-racialism” and its relevance (or not) for legal practice. Articles tackle various areas of the law, from immigration law to constitutional law to community lawyering, but are connected in their query of this seemingly amorphous new term: “post-racial.” In addition, Benjamin Wilson, a Washington D.C. attorney in private practice and the recipient of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs Willy Branton Award, will give a keynote address on Friday morning.

The Symposium is a collaborative enterprise among diverse student groups at Georgetown Law, including The Georgetown Law Journal, the Black Law Students Association, Women of Color Collective, the Brothers’ Forum, The Modern Critical Race Perspectives Journal, and the Global Race and Identity Project.

Friday, March 26, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall, Room 203
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Friday, March 26th

9:30 – Coffee and Welcome, 2nd Floor McDonough Hall Atrium

10:00 – Keynote Address, 203 McDonough Hall
Benjamin F. Wilson, Managing Principal of Beveridge & Diamond and 2009 recipient of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Development Wiley Branton Award for outstanding achievement in civil rights law

10:45 – 12:45 – Panel Discussion, 203 McDonough Hall
Professor Anthony Alfieri, The University of Miami School of Law, Post-racialism in the Inner City: Structure and Culture in Lawyering

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Professor Mario L. Barnes, and Professor Trina Jones, University of California Irvine School of Law, A Post-race Equal Protection?

Dean Kevin Johnson, University of California Davis School of Law, How Racial Profiling in America Became the Law of the Land: United States v. Brignoni-Ponce and Whren v. United States and the Need for Truly Rebellious Lawyering

Professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig, The University of Iowa College of Law, Another Hair Piece: Exploring New Strands of Analysis Under Title VII

Professor Girardeau Spann, Georgetown University Law Center, Disparate Impact

12:45 – 2:00 Working Lunch, 203 McDonough Hall
The working lunch will provide attendees with the opportunity to engage directly with the Symposium authors around the themes of the panel discussion.

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