Professor Monique McLaughlin will participate in a panel at the Columbia Journal of Race and Law’s annual symposium, “Show Me the Money: Race, the Debt Crisis and the Growing Wealth Gap,” on Nov. 4, 2011. The symposium will showcase scholarly work that explores a broad range of issues including the trajectory of modern politics, the shrinking middle class and the recession as it relates to race. Professor McLaughlin, with Adjunct Professor E. Earl Parson, will discuss the concept of “Full Citizenship” and its renewed theoretical focus, exploring the question "how do we advance racial justice while addressing racial setbacks in a depressed economy environment?" Professors McLaughlin and Parson have also agreed to publish their scholarly work in the Columbia Journal of Race and Law Symposium edition for spring 2012. The article is titled “Citizenship in Name Only: The Coloring of Democracy while Redefining Rights, Liberties and Economic Prosperity for the 21st Century.”
Professor McLaughlin is a former faculty member at Ave Maria School of Law and a former assistant attorney general. She is also a former public defender, senior assistant attorney general and civil and criminal litigator. She was co-counsel in the well-cited case of United States v. Miranda-Santiago, 96 F3d 517 (1st Cir. 1996). Her scholarship concentration is in the areas of constitutional reasoning, voting race neutrality and the emerging issues regarding criminal courts and criminal jury reform and practices that affect the disenfranchised. She earned her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Professor Parson is a former faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Law and former solicitor general. He presently practices before the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York City.