Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Yale Law Journal Symposium to Explore the Meaning of the Civil Rights Revolution

On Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, 2014, the Yale Law Journal will hold a symposium on "The Meaning of the Civil Rights Revolution."

The event will mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and coincide with the publication of Yale Law School Professor Bruce Ackerman’s We the People: The Civil Rights Revolution. Contributors will gather at Yale Law School both to engage critically with the book and to consider the broader status of the civil rights revolution 50 years after the 1964 Act.

The panelists include many of the leading scholars in both civil rights law and constitutional theory – Professors Bruce Ackerman ’67, Samuel Bagenstos, Randy Barnett, Tomiko Brown-Nagin ’97, Justin Driver, Richard Ford, Cary Franklin ’05, Lani Guinier ’74, Deborah Hellman, Randall Kennedy ’82, Sophia Lee ’06, Sanford Levinson, John Skrentny, Rogers Smith, David Strauss, David Super, Gerald Torres ’77, and Kenji Yoshino ’96. Panels will be chaired by Professors Akhil Amar ’84, Jack Balkin, Owen Fiss, Christine Jolls, and Reva Siegel.

The event is open to the entire Yale community and will be held in Room 129 of the Sterling Law Building. For more details, visit the symposium web page or contact benjamin.eidelson@yale.edu.