2018 Joint Conference Announcement
The Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (NEPOC) and the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF) Proudly Present
Race Hate: The New Normal?
May 31 - June 1, 2018
Albany Law School, Albany, New York
Albany Law School is proud to host the 2018 NEPOC AND CAPALF Legal Scholarship Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Race Hate: The New Normal.” The conference will take place from
Thursday, May 31 to Friday, June 1, 2018 at Albany Law School in Albany, New York.
For a time it was fashionable to describe racism as a thing of the past. Racism was a relic, a specter, a mystic chord of memory. Racism was bad form, anachronistic, irrelevant. Once upon a time racism existed, but the election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States was “goodbye to all that.” “We’re all post-racial now.” But we have never been post-racial.
With the election of Donald Trump racism is again ascendant.
What is to be done?
We hope to address the present crisis at the NEPOC/CAPALF conference in Albany, New York. Speakers will address the following themes:
- Race Hate 2018
- Speech in a Post-Truth Era
- Women & Legal Activism: Feminism, Social Movements & Resistance
- Colonialism as Catastrophe: Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico
- Challenges Facing Administrators of Color: Diversity & Inclusion In Higher Education & Legal Education
- National Security Policy: Extreme Vetting and the Muslim Ban
- Immigration, Federalism, Sanctuary Cities/States
"Black Feminism, Coalition Building and the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival"
Kitchen Table: Woman of Color Press (the first U.S. publisher for literature by women of color) and the
Combahee River Collective, and an author, activist, community organizer, and independent scholar whose groundbreaking work helped open up a cultural and political dialogue about the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender. Smith was among the first to define an African American women's literary tradition and to build Black women's studies and Black feminism in the United States. See https://barbarasmithaintgonna.com/about-barbaras-work/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Smith
HAYWOOD BURNS-SHANARA GILBERT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACTIVIST-TEACHER-SCHOLAR
Sahar Aziz, Professor and Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar; Director, Center for Security, Race & Rights, Rutgers University Law School
Matthew Charity, Co=President of SALT, Professor of Law, Western New England University School of Law
Elaine Chiu, Professor of Law and Director, Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, St. John’s University School of Law
Pamela Edwards, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Diversity in the Legal Profession, CUNY School of Law
Anthony Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, Albany Law School
Neil Gotanda, Professor of Law, Western State College of Law
Peter Halewood, Gov. George E. Pataki Professor in International Commercial Law, Albany Law School
Vinay Harpalani, Associate Professor of Law, Savannah Law School
Taja-Nia Henderson, Professor, Rutgers Law School
Janell Hobson, Professor of Women’s Studies and Chair, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Albany
Emily Houh, Gustavus Henry Wald Professor of Law and Contracts, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Margaret Hu, Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Pantea Javidan, London School of Economics, Chair of Board of Directors, Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants
Anil Kalhan, Professor of Law, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University
Alexis Kateron, Assistant Professor of Law, Director of the Constitutional Rights Clinic, Rutgers Law School
Deseriee Kennedy, Dean of Diversity and Professor of Law, Touro Law Center
Julia Kosineski, 3L, Albany Law School
Peter Margulies, Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law
Teresa “Teri” Miller, Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff, State University of New York
Cheryl Packwood, Former Overseas Representative for the Government of Bermuda
Deborah Post, Professor Emeritus, Touro Law Center
Jodie Roure, Associate Professor Latin American and Latina/o Studies Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Sudha Setty, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Incoming Dean, Western New England University School of Law
Anna Shavers, Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law, Nebraska Law School
Rick Su, Professor of Law, University at Buffalo School of Law
Christian B. Sundquist, Director of Faculty Research and Scholarship and Professor of Law, Albany Law School
Jose Luis Vargas Tapia, Initiativa Communitaria Medical Brigade
Mona Washington, Playwright
Donna Young, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, Albany Law School
CALL FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS
If you are interested in presenting an individual paper, please email your proposal to
NEPOC2018@albanylaw.edu with a description of your paper by
May 15, 2018. Please write
“NEPOC Individual Paper Proposal” in the subject line of your email.
CALL FOR WORKS IN PROGRESS
If you are interested in presenting a work in progress, please submit a 1 to 2 page abstract and/or a draft to Deseriee Kennedy at
May 15, 2018. Please write
“NEPOC WIP Submission” in the subject line of your email.
If you are interested in serving as a Lead Commentator for a work in progress, please also email
May 15, 2018, and state your areas of expertise. Please write “NEPOC Volunteer Commentator” in the subject line of your email.
The Hilton Garden Inn is immediately across the street from the law school–the ideal location.
Click here to register at the Hilton Garden Inn.
The Marriott Suites are a 10 minute walk from the law school.
Click here to register at the Marriott Suites.