North Carolina Law Review Symposium: Race Trials

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Friday, October 5, 2012

9:00 AM

5:00 PM

Great Hall, Frank Porter Graham Student Union

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:

  • Anthony Alfieri, University of Miami School of Law
  • Alfred Brophy, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Jack Chin, University of California Davis School of Law
  • Alejandro de la Fuente, University of Pittsburgh History Dept.
  • Richard Delgado, Seattle University School of Law
  • Ariela Gross, University of Southern California School of Law
  • Kevin Johnson, University of California Davis School of Law
  • Martha Jones, University of Michigan History Dept.
  • Cynthia Lee, The George Washington University School of Law
  • Steven Lubet, Northwestern University School of Law

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 at If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email Meghan Spears at or Kelsey Jernigan at

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