2011 Spring Symposium

Losing To Win

The newest law journal at Wake Forest, the Journal of Law & Policy, has adopted the “Losing to Win: Discussions of Race and Intercollegiate Sports” conference, which will be held April 13-14, as its Spring 2011 symposium.

The major interdisciplinary conference, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Provost and organized by the law school’s Professor Timothy Davis and Wake Forest University Department of Sociology’s Professor Earl Smith.

The  Journal of Law & Policy is devoted to publishing both legal and interdisciplinary scholarship, according to Editor-in-Chief James Bauer.

“We are delighted to adopt this conference as our Spring 2011 Symposium,” he said.

The Journal editors will devote one issue, which is anticipated to publish in the winter of 2012, to a collection of law review-style articles from more than a dozen of the “Losing to Win” conferees.

“This issue will feature premier authorship and analysis, with perspectives on race and intercollegiate athletics from an ESPN contributor and journalist, a university president, law professors, a social psychology professor, among a variety of others,” Bauer said.

The conference will examine the issues of race and intercollegiate sports through a wide and comprehensive lens and feature the perspectives of athletes, academics, administrators, lawyers and journalists, will initiate a direct and ongoing dialogue around the variables that impact today’s student-athletes of color.

In addition to Professor Davis, panelists from the law school include Professor Ahmed Taha,Professor Omari Simmons and Professor Beth Hopkins.

To learn more about the conference, please visit  http://losingtowin.wfu.edu.

For more information on the Journal’s participation with this Conference, please contact the Journal’s Symposium Editor, Alicia Luchetti, at lucham8@wfu.edu. For more information on ordering copies of this journal issue, please e-mail the Journal at wfulawpolicyjournal@gmail.com. Please include in the subject line the words, “Ordering a Journal Issue.”