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Scholars to Examine Race and U.S. Legal History

Contact: Michael Larkin
(212)636-7175
mlarkin@fordham.edu


NEW YORK—Legal scholars and historians will re-examine “hidden gems” of the civil rights movement, telling the stories of important cases that are overshadowed by landmark decisions, such as Dred Scott v. Sandford, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Brown v. Board of Education, during a conference titled “Race and Law Stories” on Friday, Nov. 11, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham Law School. The event is free and open to the public. For a complete list of speakers click here

DATE:   FRIDAY, NOV. 11
TIME:    1:30 P.M. to 5:15 P.M.
PLACE: MCNALLY AMPHITHEATRE, FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL
             140 EAST 62ND STREET 
             (BETWEEN COLUMBUS AVE. AND AMSTERDAM AVE.)

The stories behind the cases will be diverse and multiracial in perspective, involving African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans and whites. The conference is part of Fordham Law School’s yearlong celebration of its 100th anniversary.

Fordham University School of Law was founded in 1905, and has more than 14,000 alumni practicing in all 50 states and throughout the world. Over the past 100 years, Fordham Law School has secured a place as a national leader in corporate law, international law, alternate dispute resolution, legal history, human rights law, clinical education and legal ethics.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y. 
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