Professors Karen E. Bravo, Maria Pabon Lopez and Carlton Waterhouse Participate in the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference
Professors Karen Bravo, María Pabón López and Carlton Waterhouse participated this weekend in the Third Annual People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference which took place at the Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey on September 9 – 12, 2010. The theme of the conference was Our Country, Our World in a “Post-Racial” Era.
Professor Waterhouse’s involvement included serving as a member of the executive planning committee (the chairperson of the conference communications committee). He also organized a plenary session examining the scholarship of Professor Derrick Bell. In addition, he organized and moderated a panel on reparations that featured the foremost scholars on slavery- and Jim Crow-based reparations. Professor Waterhouse also participated as a panelist on the Social Justice and the Regulatory State panel where he presented a paper on the relevance of race in environmental regulations.
Professor Bravo participated on a panel on the role of black women in international law: Towards an International Law of Black Women: New Theory, New Praxis, presenting her work: Black Female “Things” in International Law: A Meditation on Saartjie Baartman and Truganini. She also presented her research on the nature of personhood: When Humanity is Not Enough: On the Legal Construction of Natural, Juridical and Quasi-Persons.
Professor López organized an immigration panel that examined the contemporary challenges posed by immigration and race. Her panel presentation addressed the issue of the increasing commission of hate crimes against immigrants in the United States.
The National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conferences fulfill the commitments of the six regional People of Color legal scholarship conferences – Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Western – to come together approximately every five years to examine and support the role of faculty of color in the teaching of law.