Conferences & Symposia

2008 Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference


January 25-26, 2008

The Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference is designed to give law faculty of color the opportunity to share ideas for scholarly projects, workshop works-in-progress, mentor junior faculty members, and discuss critical and timely topics. This year’s conference will include presentations on topics including minority representation; voting rights; and media, money and race in electoral campaigns.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore, 20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. To receive the special rate of $109 per night plus tax, please call (410) 539-8400 and mention The University of Maryland School of Law. The deadline for this special rate is Friday, January 11, 2008.

Conference Agenda

Friday, January 25

8-9 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9-9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Lisa Fairfax, University of Maryland
MAPOC Co-Chair Cassandra Jones Harvard, University of Baltimore

9:10-10:30 a.m. Media, Money, and Race in Campaigns
Leonard Baynes, St. John’s University
Dorothy Brown, Emory University
LaVonda Reed-Huff, Syracuse University
Leland Ware, University of Delaware
Moderator: José Anderson, University of Baltimore

10:45-12:15 p.m. 21st Century Challenges to Minority Representation
Angela Davis, American University
Sylvia Lazos, UNLV
Jamie Raskin, American University
Terry Smith, Fordham University
Moderator: Renée Hutchins University of Maryland

12:30 - 2 p.m. Lunch
Celebrating the 15th Amendment: The Grand Parade of May 19, 1870
Professor Larry Gibson, University of Maryland

2-3:30 p.m. Scholars and Litigators on Emerging Voting Rights Issues
Kristen Clarke-Avery, NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Guy-Uriel Charles, University of Minnesota
Gabriel (Jack) Chin, Arizona State University
Daniel Tokaji, Ohio State University
Janai Nelson, St. John’s University
Moderator: Henry Chambers, University of Richmond

3:45-5:15 p.m. Concurrent Works-in-Progress Session #1

5:30 p.m. Reception


Saturday, January 26

8-9 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9-9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks
MAPOC Co-Chair Henry Chambers, University of Richmond

9-10:30 a.m. Roundtable: The Minority Vote in the Presidential Primary
Sherrilyn Ifill, University of Maryland
Spencer Overton, George Washington University
Kurt Schmoke, Howard University
Karen Czapanskiy, University of Maryland
Wendy Brown Scott, North Carolina Central
Moderator: Craig Thompson, Venable LLP and host of The Front Page on WEAA 88.9 FM

10:45-11:45 a.m. Concurrent Works in Progress Session #2

11:45-12:45 p.m. Concurrent Works in Progress Session #3

1-2 p.m. Lunch

2:15-3:15 p.m. Concurrent Works in Progress Session #4

3:15-4:15 p.m. Planning Meeting for 2008-2009 Conference

4:15-5:15 p.m. Concurrent Works in Progress Session #5

5:15-5:45 p.m. The Last Word
Blake Morant, Wake Forest

5:45-6 p.m. Closing Remarks

Articles from the conference will be published in the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class.


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