Monday, April 15, 2013

The Re-Education of Barack Obama - Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference

The Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference will be hosted by the Loyola Law School Chicago on April 19-21, 2013, and its theme is "The Re-education of Barack Obama."  After a divisive first term in office, the nation re-elected President Barack Obama despite a deep disaffect felt by both conservatives and progressives.  The Re-education of Barack Obama conference will seek to assess the policy victories and failures in the President's first term and will strive to provide progressive inspiration for second term policies and actions.  Professors and scholars of color from across the country will convene in Chicago and engage in this scholarly debate beginning on Friday, April 19th.

The program details are below:


The Re-Education of Barack Obama

Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL

April 18-21, 2013

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 18th:
6:30-9:00 p.m.  Opening Reception, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Video, State Senator Barack Obama, 1999 Speech Delivered at Loyola University

Friday, April 19th:
8-8:50 a.m.  Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:50-9:00 a.m.  Welcome, Neil Williams, MWPOC
9:00-10:30 a.m.  Plenary Panel:  National Security and International Relations Policies
10:40 – 12:10 p.m.  Plenary Panel:  The War on Drugs and the Prison Industrial Complex
12:30 p.m.  Lunch
2:00-3:30 p.m.  Plenary Panel:  Capital Markets and Financial Regulation
3:40-5:05 p.m.  Plenary Panel:  Immigration Reform
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.  Concurrent Works in Progress
6:30 p.m. Dinner:  John Hancock Building, Signature Room at the 95th

Saturday, April 20th:
8-9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00-10:30 a.m.  Plenary Panel:  Critical Supreme Court Cases
10:45 – 12:15 p.m.  Plenary Panel:  Effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) in
Eliminating Racial Health Disparities
12:30 p.m.  Lunch – Keynote Presentations, Ms. Janet Bell, Reflections on the Legacy of Derrick Bell; Professor Shavar Jeffries
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Concurrent Works in Progress
3:45 – 5:15 p.m.  Concurrent Works in Progress
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Concurrent Works in Progress
7:00 p.m.  Dinner: On Own

Sunday, April 21st:
9-10:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
10:00-12 Noon  Roundtable:  Retrenchment:  Responding to the Law School Crisis
12 noon  MWPOC Business Meeting
1:00 p.m.  Adjourn

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