2015 Spring Symposium

Recent developments in the United States and abroad have resulted in lawmakers sometimes implementing controversial laws regarding voting, self-defense and access to healthcare and education. The Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy has chosen to celebrate the 50thAnniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by inviting several distinguished scholars to speak about the environment of the Civil Rights Act at its creation and in today’s society. This symposium will encompass a variety of topics surrounding the intersection of law, policy, and the Civil Rights Act.

Symposium speakers include:

Gregory Parks, Wake Forest University School of Law

Barbara Arnwine, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, D.C.

Nicole Porter, Director of Advocacy at the Sentencing Project, Washington, D.C.

Katy Harriger, Wake Forest University

Irving Joyner, North Carolina Central School of Law

Mark Doroson, University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights

The Symposium Schedule:

8:30am-9:00am: breakfast; speakers arrive

9:00am: Welcome from the Dean, Introduction by Symposium Editor, Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy

9:10am-9:35am: 1st presentation: Gregory Parks (20min presentation and 5min Q&A)

9:35am-10:00am: 2nd presentation: Katy Harriger (20min presentation and 5min Q&A)

15 minute break

10:15am-10:40am: 3rd presentation: Irving Joyner (20min presentation and 5min Q&A)

10:45am-11:15am: Three morning presenters participate in a Q&A Panel on topics related to their presentations

11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch and photos

1:00pm-2:00pm: Key Note Address–Barbara Arnwine

15 minute break

2:15pm-2:40pm: 4th presentation: Nicole Porter (20 mins with 5min Q&A)

2:40pm-3:05pm: 5th presentation: Mark Dorosin (20 mins with 5min Q&A)

3:15pm-3:45pm: Key Note speaker along with 4th and 5th presenters participate in a Q&A Panel on topics related to their presentations

3:45pm: Closing remarks by Ms. Bahati Mutisya, Editor-in-Chief of the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy