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Law review symposium will examine inequity and the law

Thursday, October 19, 2017

LAWRENCE — While the law is equated with justice, it is not free from the inequities that exist in society. Legal scholars and thinkers from around the country will gather in Lawrence this week to explore how inequity affects their fields of expertise, including education, immigration and business.

The 2017 Kansas Law Review Symposium, “Inequity and the Law,” will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Green Hall. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register and preview the complete schedule online.

“Understanding how inequity permeates the legal system provides a foundation for combating societal inequities and for working to achieve justice for all,” said Symposium Editor Meghan Harper, a third-year KU Law student.

Speakers will include:

  • Alia Al-Khatib, law fellow, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Richard Hynes, John Allan Love Professor of Law, University of Virginia
  • Jamila Jefferson-Jones, associate professor of law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • Jayesh Rathod, professor of law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Bertrall Ross, professor of law, Berkeley Law
  • Matthew Shaw, assistant professor of law, assistant professor of education, Vanderbilt University
  • Yolanda Vazquez, associate professor of law, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Lua Yuille, associate professor of law, KU

Scholarship associated with the symposium will be published in a spring 2017 issue of the Kansas Law Review. For more information, contact Symposium Editor Meghan Harper at kulawrevsymposium@gmail.com.


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