Race and the Law Speakers Series

In 2019, former CLRP director Guy-Uriel Charles and Professors Trina Jones and H. Timothy Lovelace developed a one-credit Race and the Law Speakers Series course, designed to place students in conversation with leading academics and policy makers. The series was tremendously successful, with over 160 students enrolling in the course. Click here for more information.

The Series resumed in the Spring of 2023, under the direction of Professor Jones.

2023 Topics & Speakers

January 25

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean and Ryan Roth Gallo & Ernest J. Gallo Professor of Law

Topic: Hair Discrimination and the Crown Act

February 1

Shelby Chestnut, Executive Director of the Transgender Law Center

Topic: Transgender Rights

February 8

Angela Riley, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law; Director, MA/JD Joint Degree Program in Law and American Indian Studies; Director, Native Nations Law and Policy Center; Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma

Topic: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

February 15

Danielle Conway, Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law, Penn State

Dickinson School of Law

Founder, The Antiracist Development Institute

Topic: Building an Anti-Racist Legal Profession

February 22

Ryan Park, Solicitor General of North Carolina

Topic: Affirmative Action in Higher Education

March 1

Angela P. Harris, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

Frank Valdes, Professor of Law, Dean’s Distinguished Scholar, University of Miami School of Law

Topic: Critical Race Theory, LatCrit, ClassCrits, Critical (Legal) Collective

March 8

Franita Tolson, George T. and Harriet E. Pfleger Chair in Law, USC Gould School of Law

Topic: Voting Rights

March 22

Mary Louise Frampton, Professor of Law Emerita, UC Davis School

Topic: Restorative Justice and the School to Prison Pipeline

March 29

Catherine Smith, Chauncey G. Wilson Memorial Research Chair, Sturm College of Law

Topic: Children’s Rights

April 12

Jeff Olivet, Executive Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Topic: The Biden Administration’s New Strategic Plan to End Homelessness