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Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture: 'Critical Race Theory and the Law'

Friday, 08 October, 2021

Graphic depicts a blue hand holding a megaphone, out of which comes the words Critical Race Theory and the Law / Thursday, October 7, 2021 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday, October 8, 2021 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saint Louis University School of Law logo

3.6 MO CLE hours, 1.0 Ethics hour, and 1.0 Elimination of Bias hour

Saint Louis University Law Journal, in cooperation with the Saint Louis University Department of African American Studies, will host its annual Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture on Oct. 8, 2021. This year's title is "Critical Race Theory and the Law."

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Registration begins at 8 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 1 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Angela Onwuachi-Willig, dean and Ryan Roth Gallo & Ernest J. Gallo Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law


  • David Niven, associate professor, University of Cincinnati
  • Danielle M. Conway, dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law, Penn State Dickinson Law
  • Ngozi Okidegbe, assistant professor of law, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • Mario L. Barnes, Toni Rembe Dean, University of Washington School of Law
  • Anthony Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence
  • Christopher Tinson, Associate Professor; Chair, African American Studies, Saint Louis University


8:00 - 9:00 am Registration
9  - 10:00 am  Keynote Address
#CRT: How Critical Race Theory and Technology Enabled Today’s Social Movement for Racial Equality; Angela Onwuachi-Willig
10:00  - 10:15 am - Break
10:15  - 11:15 am - Panel One
Perspectives on Critical Race Theory; Danielle Conway, Mario Barnes, and Christopher Tinson
Moderator: Belinda Dantley, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Saint Louis University School of Law
11:15  - 11:30 am - Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Panel Two
Critical Race Theory and the Crisis in Criminal Justice; Ngozi Okidegbe, Anthony Farley and David Niven
Moderator: Richard Middleton, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri at Saint Louis; Adjunct Professor, Saint Louis University School of Law

12:30 pm - 1 pm - Closing Remarks


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