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2012 Stanley M. Chesley Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture featuring Angela P. Harris


2012 Stanley M. Chesley Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture
Angela P. Harris, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis, School of Law

"The Occupy Wall Street Blues: Why Americans Have Trouble Talking About Inequality"

January 11, 2012
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
College of Law, Room 114

One (1) hour of general CLE has been approved for Ohio and Kentucky.

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About the Lecture

In her lecture, Professor Angela P. Harris will talk about some of the reasons, legal and political, why Americans have trouble talking about race, class, and structural inequality in particular.

In 2011, Professor Harris joined the faculty of UC Davis School of Law, and lists her special interests as Critical Race Theory, Feminist Jurisprudence, Law & Cultural Studies, Race Relations, and Women’s Rights.  She began her career at the UC Berkeley School of Law in 1989, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Yale, and Georgetown law schools.  In 2010-11, she served as Vice Dean of Research and Faculty Development at the University at Buffalo School of Law (SUNY).  She writes widely in the field of critical legal theory, examining how law sometimes reinforces and sometimes challenges subordination on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, class, and other dimensions of power and identity. 

Harris received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago, where she also received her J.D.  She clerked for Judge Joel M. Flaum on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, then briefly practiced with the firm of Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco, before making her way to Berkeley.  At Berkeley Law, she was the recipient of the Rutter Award for Distinction in Teaching.

Harris is the author of a number of widely reprinted and influential articles and essays in critical legal theory. She is also a prolific co-author of casebooks, including Criminal Law: Cases and Materials; Race and Races: Cases and Materials for a Diverse America; Gender and Law; and Economic Justice. Among other awards for her mentorship of students and junior faculty, she received the 2008 Clyde Ferguson Award from the Minority Section of the AALS.  Professor Harris is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences, and is active in promoting community among critical legal scholars in legal academia and beyond.

About the Stanley M. Chesley Visiting Professor of Law

The Stanley M. Chesley Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law was endowed by Mr. Chesley in 2006 to bring outstanding legal scholars of national and international prominence in all areas of law to the College as visiting professors. Mr. Chesley, a 1960 graduate of UC Law, is the president of Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley. He is a long time supporter of the law school and the University and currently serves on the University’s Board of Trustees.