November 02, 2017
Tulane Law School is hosting the 10th annual ClassCrits
conference, drawing together a diverse network of scholars, activists, and
lawyers from across the country exploring themes of economic justice in law, on
The conference, organized by Saru
Matambanadzo, Tulane’s Moise Steeg Associate Professor of Law, will feature
dozens of panels exploring issues ranging from class divisions in America to
wealth inequality to social justice issues and immigration, among many more.
This year’s plenary panel will feature local
activists and advocates in the criminal justice system, including Professors
David Katner, director of the Tulane Juvenile Justice Clinic, and Pamela
Metzger, formerly of Tulane and now founding director of the Deason Family
Criminal Justice Reform Center at SMU.
The keynote dinner address will be by
local icon Loyola’s Professor Bill Quigley and the keynote lunch talk will be
by Nancy Isenberg, the T. Harry Williams Professor of American History at
Louisiana State University and author of the New York Times-best seller White Trash: The 400-Year Untold
History of Class in America.
Additionally, there will be a panel on
reparations featuring Tulane’s Robert Westley, the LOCHEF Professor of Law and
For more information on the conference,
please visit the ClassCrits blog here.
To participate in the conference, please