March 24 Saturday

A Critical Moment for Critical Race Theory: The 2018 YLS CRT Conference

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511
  • Open To The Public
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This year's Critical Race Theory conference comes at a crucial time. The meaning of the 2016 presidential election and its consequences for social movements emerges more starkly each day. Accordingly, this year's theme is "A Critical Moment for Critical Race Theory."

Now is the time for a wholesale re-evaluation of Critical Race Theory frameworks and their ability to describe what has happened in the last several years and to chart a course going forward. Join us, Sahar Aziz, Monica Bell '09, Anthony Paul Farley, Lani Guinier '74, Raha Jorjani, Angela Onwuachi-Willig, K-Sue Park, Jacqueline Patterson, Chandan Reddy, Russell Robinson, Daria Roithmayr, Kendall Thomas, Yolanda Vazquez, and others for this vital and timely discussion. Gerald Torres, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law at Cornell University, will deliver the opening keynote address. Dean Gerken will deliver introductory remarks.

The conference is free for Yale University and New Haven community members and Connecticut law students. For other students and for employees of community-based organizations, the conference fee is $35. For non-Yale faculty, the fee is $50.

To find more information and to register, please visit

Sponsoring Organization(s)

The Zelia & Oscar Ruebhausen/Debevoise & Plimpton Student Fund; The Yale Black Law Students Association; The Yale Program for LGBT Studies; The Graduate & Professional Student Senate; The Alliance for Diversity; The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association; The Latinx Law Students Association; The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights; Outlaws; The Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration; Yale Law Women; The Asian American Cultural Center; La Casa Cultural Latino Cultural Center; and The Department of African American Studies


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Contact Information

Adrian Gonzalez