Friday, October 5, 2012 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The North Carolina Law Review will be hosting its thirteenth annual Symposium, Race Trials, at the Great Hall in Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Symposium speakers are traveling to Chapel Hill from all over the country in order to participate in this interdisciplinary event.
Our distinguished speakers are:
The Race Trials symposium brings together academic leaders in the fields of legal history, race and ethnic studies, trial advocacy, ethics, and outsider jurisprudence (both Critical Race Theory and LatCrit Theory) to address the complex phenomenon of trials involving race, from historical and contemporary perspectives. The Symposium looks to the ways that race has affected the progress and outcome of both civil and criminal trials and how those trials have subsequently shaped lives, law, and culture. Trials appear as responses to, gauges and shapers of attitudes towards race. The Symposium also looks at how race continues to influence trials today, how race influences the fairness and outcome of trials, and what the near future holds as the United States moves towards a more diverse, multiracial society.
Those interested in attending the Symposium are asked to register by October 3. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email Meghan Spears at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelsey Jernigan at Kelsey.u.Jernigan@gmail.com.