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The 2010-2011 Symposium:

Reflecting on the Civil War's 150th Anniversary: Perfecting Our Union in Times of Crisis

Friday, April 1, 2011
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rutgers School of Law – Newark

Center for Law and Justice

123 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

The 2009-2010 Symposium:

An Affront on Civil Rights: A Multicultural Perspective on the LGBT Struggle for Equality

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. with dinner and drinks to follow

Opening Remarks by Chancellor Steven Diner

Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Panel 1: LGBT COMMUNITIES OF COLOR IN NEWARK & NEW JERSEY

Chas B. Brack, Dir., Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Documentary Project
Bryan Epps, Exec. Dir., Newark Pride Alliance
Perris Straughter, Acting Dir., Newark-Essex Pride Coalition
Frank Vespa-Papaleo, Sr. Counsel to the State Public Advocate

Panel 2: LGBT COMMUNITIES OF COLOR WITHIN THE LARGER GAY COMMUNITY – ISSUE ROUND-UP

Carlene Jadusingh, Rep., Lesbian & Gay Law Association of Greater New York
Flor Bermudez, Youth in Out-of-Home Care Attorney, Lambda Legal
Kenyon Farrow, Exec. Dir., Queers for Economic Justice
Katherine Acey, Exec. Dir., Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Moderators: Carlos Ball, Prof. of Law, and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar,
Rutgers School of Law- Newark

The 2008-2009 Symposium:

Perspectives on Obama, Race, and the Law

Thursday, October 16, 2008
4p.m. - 8p.m. with dinner to follow

Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Panel 1: What Are the Racial Impacts of Election Law and Policy?
Frank Askin, Law Professor, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Bernard W. Bell, Law Professor, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Donita Judge, Staff Attorney, Advancement Project
Glenn E. Martin, Vice President of Development and Public Affairs, Fortune Society, Inc.
Deroy Murdock, Media Fellow, Hoover Ins. on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford Univ.
Moderator: Carlos Gonzalez, Law Professor, Rutgers School of Law – Newark

Panel 2: Would the Election of Barack Obama to the Presidency Signal the Beginning of a Post-Racial Age in Legal Policy?
Horace Cooper, Senior Fellow, American Civil Rights Union
Elizabeth Hull, Professor and Chair Department of Political Science, Rutgers-Newark
Craig L. Jackson, Law Professor, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Janai S. Nelson, Law Professor, St. John's University School of Law
Reginald C. Oh, Law Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
David D. Troutt, Law Professor, Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Moderator: Brandon L. Paradise, Law Professor, Rutgers School of Law – Newark

 

The 2007-2008 Symposium:

 

Equal Protection or Just “Separate but Equal?”: The Future of School Integration Following Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1

 

Saturday, March 29, 2008

9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

 

Rutgers School of Law – Newark

Center for Law and Justice

123 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

 

Panel 1: Examining the Opinions:

Professor Angelo Ancheta, Santa Clara School of Law, CA

Professor Leslie Yalof Garfield, Pace Law School, White Plains, NY

Moderator: Damon Hewitt, Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

 

Panel 2: Personal Perspectives: A Word from the Litigants

Paul J. Beard, Counsel, Pacific Legal Foundation, Sacramento, CA

Julio C. Gomez, Attorney, Westfield, NJ

Professor Cedric Powell, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and parent, Louisville, KY

Moderator: Professor Twila L. Perry, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, and Judge Alexander P.

Waugh, Sr. Scholar

 

Panel 3: Local Implications: A Look at New Jersey Schools

Patricia Bombelyn, Attorney, Bombelyn & Perez, New Brunswick, NJ

Derrell Bradford, Director, Excellent Education for Everyone

Professor Paul Tractenberg, Rutgers School of Law - Newark, and Director of the Institute for

Education Law and Policy

Moderator: Glenn D. Magpantay, Staff Attorney, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

 

 
 

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