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“Perspectives on Obama, Race and the Law” Topic of October 16 Symposium

September 29, 2008 – 

Nationally prominent observers on the intersection of race, ethnicity and the law will speak at the Thursday, October 16, symposium entitled “Perspectives on Obama, Race and the Law,” sponsored by the journal Rutgers Race and the Law Review at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Speakers will examine the electoral process and Senator Barack Obama’s recent political ascent and analyze the way in which Obama’s achievements and mixed heritage have impacted various issues relating to race and the law. The symposium will be held beginning at 4 pm in the Baker Trial Courtroom. Full program details are available at http://pegasus.rutgers.edu/~racelaw/symposium.html.

What:  “Perspectives on Obama, Race and the Law,” symposium sponsored by Rutgers Race and the Law Review 
Who: Professor Frank Askin, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Professor Bernard W. Bell, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Professor Carlos Gonzalez, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Professor Craig L. Jackson, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Donita Judge, staff attorney, Advancement Project
Glenn E. Martin, vice president of policy and advocacy, the Fortune Society
Professor Reginald C. Oh, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Assistant Professor Brandon Paradise, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Professor Catherine E. Smith, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
William E. Schroeder, special counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Professor David D. Troutt, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
When:  4 – 8 pm, Thursday, October 16, 2008 
Where:  Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark