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Welcome to the 2012 Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference website. Our conference theme, Transformative Advocacy, Scholarship, and Praxis: Taking Our Pulse, examines the ways in which legal scholars are transforming our institutional and external communities through advocacy, scholarship, and community engagement.
For the first time in conference history, the 2012 Southeast/Southwest People of Color Scholarship Conference will take place in Birmingham, Alabama at the Cumberland School of Law. Throughout the globe, Birmingham resonates as the epicenter of the modern civil rights movement for racial equality and justice. Hosting the 2012 SE/SW People of Color Scholarship Conference in Birmingham will offer a unique opportunity for approximately 100 legal scholars, practitioners, and law students to evaluate critically our present state of effectuating substantive legal, political, social, and economic transformation through advocacy, scholarship and praxis.
This year’s conference has three primary tracks which will include panels related to: (1) Addressing Challenges in and to the Legal Academy; (2) Forging and Responding to Change in Our Communities; and (3) Actualizing Social and Economic Justice. The SE/SW People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference also sponsors a national student writing competition and opportunities for current and aspiring law professors to present their legal scholarship.
Join us as we look forward to Transformative Advocacy, Scholarship, and Praxis: Taking Our Pulse. We hope to see you in Birmingham from March 29-April 1, 2012.
Chair, 2012 SE/SW People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference
Since its founding, a fundamental charge of the Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference is to investigate the myriad effects of law on the condition of people of color. Our 2012 conference will focus on the issues, challenges and hierarchies that we, as legal academicians, encounter within our institutions at the intersection of race and ethnicity and the ways in which we are transforming our institutional and external communities through advocacy, scholarship, and praxis.