People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference

Posted: Tue, 03/27/2012 - 15:17

Transformative Advocacy, Scholarship, and Praxis: Taking our Pulse

On March 30-31, 2012 the annual meeting of the Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference will convene at the law school. This year, notable civil rights lawyer and scholar, Professor  Suzette Malveaux, will provide the keynote address on Friday, March 30  in the Great Room at 12:30. In   addition to 12 works in progress sessions, a series of panels will be presented related to: racial and ethnic diversity in the legal academy and law school admissions; race and the mortgage crisis; bioethics, race, gender and the law; cross-racial coalition building; intellectual property, culture, and race; immigration; and a tribute to the legacies of the late Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, Professor Derrick Bell and Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Selected papers presented will also be published in the Iowa Journal of Gender, Race & Justice.  

An opening reception will take place at Aloft Hotel in Homewood on Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 PM and a tour and reception will take place at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Friday, 4:30 - 8:00 PM.

All events are open to Cumberland students, faculty, and staff.

Alumni may also register for the conference at a discounted rate.

If you would like to attend any or all of the conference activities, please contact Professor Wendy Greene at  For more information on the conference please visit: