Western Law Professors of Color (WLPOC) & Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF) Joint Conference

October 18 2018 - October 20 2018
William S. Boyd School of Law

Date(s) - October 18 - October 20
12:00 am

William S. Boyd School of Law

Coalitions of Color and the Rule of Law in the Trump Administration

October 18-20, 2018, Las Vegas

For more information, please see:  Call for Papers and Panels
Broad groups of lawyers and legal scholars are calling for concerted activities among many different progressive coalitions, particularly people of color, to preserve the rule of law. The Trump Administration has initiated many policies and laws that have negatively affected communities of color, immigrants, women, and gender and religious minorities. It has also revived a “law and order” narrative that adversely affected all of these communities in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. The rule of law is under great strain because of the actions of the Administration and the ongoing packing of the courts to achieve ends that are deleterious to marginalized peoples. The need for rule of law principles that strengthen and protect these communities has never been greater.

This Conference will bring together law professors of color and allies to define and explicate the rule of law. The Western Law Professors of Color and the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF) invite all faculty with an interest or affiliation (broadly defined) in the western U.S. to Las Vegas from the evening of Thursday October 18 to late afternoon Saturday October 20, 2018 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.

We invite presentations from all faculty on these themes, or any other matter of interest to professors of color, to the email address: wlpoc18@gmail.com by July 9, 2018. Please email any questions to wlpoc18@gmail.com .

Frank Rudy Cooper, Ruben Garcia, Nancy Chi Cantalupo & Rebecca Lee,
on behalf of the Planning Committee