Race Law and the Public Intellectual Speaker Series

When it comes to matters of Race Law (the body of anti-discrimination laws, regulations, remedies, policies and cases) legal stakeholders (judges, juries, legislators etc.) are often very influenced by how issues of race and racism are discussed in the public discourse. As a result, lawyers working within the domain of racial equality jurisprudence must be proficient Public Intellectuals in addition to their roles as litigators, lobbyists and strategists. Short form expository writing in accessible language is critical to making effective contributions to the public debates on racial justice issues.

The aim of this series is to provide a space for discussing what the challenges are of honing the skill of writing about race and contributing to the production of knowledge that can aid in the creation, implementation and enforcement of effective Race Law interventions and policies. The series will also include discussions regarding the value of Critical Race Theory analysis to Race Law Public Intellectual writing.

Njeri Mathis Rutledge
Professor of Law
South Texas College of Law Houston
September 27, 2022

Justin Hansford
Professor of Law
Howard University School of Law
Director, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, J.D., Georgetown University
October 11, 2022

Vinay Harpalani
Professor of Law
The University of New Mexico
October 25, 2022

Khaled Beydoun
Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University School of Law
Associate Director of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights
November 1, 2022

Bernadette Atuahene
James E. Jones, Jr. Chair Professor of Law
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law
November 8, 2022

David Troutt
Distinguished Professor of Law and Justice
John J. Francis Scholar
Rutgers School of Law
November 15, 2022