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See you all soon in Birmingham!
We are days away from the 2012 People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference and behalf of all of us at Cumberland Law School, we are looking forward to seeing you. The full conference program is now available here. Please have a safe journey and see you soon.
Our Keynote Speaker, Professor Suzette Malveaux
Professor Suzette Malveaux will speak at the 2012 SESW People of Color Conference on Friday, March 30 at 12:30-1:15 at Cumberland. Professor Malveaux teaches Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Civil Rights Law, and Fair Employment Law at Columbus School of Law, Catholic University. She is co-author of the casebook, Class Actions and Other Multi-Party Litigation: Cases and Materials, 2d edition, West Group (2006), and author of various law review articles that explore the intersection of civil procedure and civil rights. Professor Malveaux shares her expertise on an array of legal issues through appearances on CNN, MSNBC, BET, and Fox News, and in print in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The Congressional Quarterly.
Recently, Professor Malveaux has examined the future of class action lawsuits and the long term implications of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Wal-Mart v. Dukes. She has given several talks around the nation on the ruling and what it may mean for the viability and configuration of future class action suits.
For six years, Professor Malveaux served as pro bono counsel to the plaintiffs in Alexander v. Oklahoma, a suit filed against Tulsa by victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. Malveaux –along with a team of attorneys – represented the riot victims before the United States federal courts, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Organization of American States), and the U.S. House of Representatives. Her work has been featured in various documentaries and news outlets, and at conferences.
Before joining Catholic University in 2006, she taught atthe University of Alabama School of Law for three years. Professor Malveaux served as Director of the Law and Public Policy Institute in the 2008 fall semester.
Conference Publication Opportunity--The Iowa Journal of Gender, Race, & Justice at the University of Iowa College of Law has generously committed to publishing six papers delivered at the conference. Any conference participant who presents a paper during the plenary, concurrent, and works-in-progress sessions is eligible to submit an article for consideration for publication. The official call for papers may be viewed here.
New sponsors have generously contributed to the 2012 SESW conference. Our latest sponsors include
• Alabama School of Law
• University of Arkansas-Little Rock School of Law
• St. Mary's University Law School
• University of Tennessee School of Law
• Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Representatives of the above schools, thank you for yoursponsorship. If your school wants to join the list, remember it is not too late to contribute to this worthwhile event.