Mid-Atlantic People of Color Conference

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Mid-Atlantic People of Color COnference




President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: On Questions, Doubts, and the Problems of Full Citizenship

 18th Annual Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference 2013

University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, PA

January 24-26, 2013


Thursday, January 24

4:30 - 5:30 pm Registration
5:00 - 6:00 pm

Clock Lounge

6:00 - 7:15 pm

Welcome and Introduction
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Reginald Leamon Robinson, MAPOC Founder and Conference Chair, Howard University


Opening Address

The Emancipation Proclamation: Freedom with All Deliberate Speed
Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard University

Friday, January 25

8:00 - 10:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
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9:00 - 9:30 am Opening Remarks
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Michael A. Fitts, Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania  Law  School
Regina  Austin, Site Chair, University of Pennsylvania  Law  School
9:30 - 10:45 am Panel 1: Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Civil War Amendments, and its Contemporary Implications for Full Citizenship*
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Moderator: Hank Chambers, University of Richmond
Panelists: First Step to Citizenship:  Emancipating Slaves and Enlisting Free Blacks Under a Proslavery Constitution
Paul Finkelman, Duke University (Visiting) and Albany Law School

Why Lincoln Waited To Issue the Emancipation Proclamation

Robert Fabrikant, Howard University

The Emancipation Proclamation: Transforming Property, Transforming People
Hank Chambers, University of Richmond
10:45 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 12:00 pm Concurrent Works in Progress 1

Tanenbaum 112
Tanenbaum 253
Tanenbaum 320
Tanenbaum 345

12:00 - 12:15 pm Break
  Lunch and Keynote Presentation
The Clock Lounge
12:15 - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 pm

Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Keynote Presentation*
Facing the Challenges of the Future
Phoebe A. Haddon, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Maryland

1:45 - 2:00 pm Break
2:00 - 3:15 pm Panel 2: Historical Discrimination and Citizenship*
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Moderator Sophia Z. Lee, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Full Citizenship in a Settler Colonial Context:  The Inadequacies of Equal Protection
Natsu Saito, Georgia State University

Prostituted Kids: A Critical Race Feminist Critique
Cheryl Nelson Butler, Southern Methodist University

A Tax History of Race in the United States
Andre Smith, Widener University

In the Shadow of the Gallows: Race, Crime, and American Civic Identity
Jeannine DeLombard, University of Toronto

What Does Citizenship Mean for People with Mental Disabilities?
Rabia Belt, University of Michigan; Georgetown University

3:15 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm Concurrent Works in Progress 2
  Tanenbaum 112
Tanenbaum 253
Tanenbaum 320
Tanenbaum 345
4:30 - 4:45 pm Break
4:45 - 6:00 pm Panel 3: Anti-Immigration Policies and Civil Rights*
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Moderator Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Temple University
Panelists: Earning Citizenship
Jennifer Chacon, University of California–Irvine

Legacy of Prohibition on U.S. Immigration Law
Jayesh Rathod, American University

Defining American:  Assessing the Long-Term Consequences of the DREAM Movement
Elizabeth Keyes, University of Baltimore
6:00 - 6:45 pm MAPOC Business Meeting for 2014
Shuster Room, Silverman 147
  Dinner and Panel Discussion
The Clock Lounge
7:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner
  7:30 - 8:30 pm Panel 4:  Derrick Bell’s Space Traders:  A Meditation on the Meaning of Citizenship*
Moderator: Anthony Farley, Albany Law School
Panelists: The Spaceship & the Cross: Derrick Bell’s Existentialism
Anthony Farley, Albany Law School

Derrick Bell:  Godfather Provocateur
andré p. d. cummings, Indiana Tech University

Bell’s Space Traders:  Child Maltreatment as the Proper Locus for Interrogating Full Citizenship
Reginald Leamon Robinson, Howard University

The Power of Parable: Spirituality and Science Fiction in the
 Scholarship of Derrick Bell
Debra Waire Post, Touro University

Corporate Boards and Interest Convergence
Steven Ramirez, Loyola-Chicago University

‘Spread ‘em!’: Queer, Feminist, and Critical Race Theories of Stop & Frisk
Josephine Ross, Howard University

Trading Spaces:  A Bellsian Analysis of NYC’s Current Stop, Question, & Frisk Practice

Bridgette Baldwin, Western New England University

Saturday, January 26

8:00 - 10:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
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9:00 - 10:15 am Panel 5: Gender and Citizenship*
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Moderator: Samuel V. Jones, The John Marshall Law School
Panelists: Women, Weapons, and the Wars on Crime and Terror:  Relating Interest Convergence Theory and National Security Interest to America’s Fight Against Sex Trafficking
Crisarla Houston, University of the District of Columbia

American Social Conservatives’ War on Contraception
Sydney Howe-Barksdale, Widener University

Is There a Convergence Here?: Race, Gender & The Fair Labor Standards Act

Bekah Mandell, National Directors Workers’ Alliance; Community College of Vermont
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:30 am Concurrent Works in Progress 3
  Tanenbaum 112
Tanenbaum 253
Tanenbaum 320
Tanenbaum 345
  Lunch and Video Presentation
Fitts Auditorium, Golkin 100
11:30 - 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 pm Video Presentation*
Domestic Violence and Immigrant Women
Regina Austin, University of Pennsylvania Law School
1:00 - 1:15 pm Break
1:15 - 2:30 pm Panel 6:  Redefined Through Neutrality:  Modern Movement of Exclusion and the Meaning of Citizenship*
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Moderator  Donald Tibbs, Drexel University
Panelists: A Price Too High:  Voter Suppression and the Redefinition of Citizenship
Atiba Ellis, West Virginia University

The Curious Legal Etymology of American “Civil Rights”:  U.S. Federal Civil Rights Law and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

William Rhee, West Virginia University

Boricua Certificado:  Law 191 and Decertifying Citizenship
Melinda Molina, Capital University

Juror Language Accommodation in Theory and Practice

Jasmine Gonzales Rose, University of Pittsburgh
2:30 - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 - 3:45 pm Concurrent Works in Progress 4
  Tanenbaum 112
Tanenbaum 253
Tanenbaum 320
Tanenbaum 345
3:45 - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 - 5:15 pm Panel 7:  Modern State, National Security, and the Limits of Citizens’ Claim*
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Moderator Ruth Gordon, Villanova University

The Sparkle of Sovereignty: A Citizen and Torture, Military Commissions, and the War in Iraq
Ben Davis, University of Toledo

On Lincoln, 9/11, and Oak Creek
Dawinder “Dave” Sidhu, University of New Mexico

The End of Community Policing?
Amna Akbar, Ohio State University 

Post-9/11 Accountability and the Mimicry of Law

Sudha Setty, West New England University

5:15 - 5:45 pm

Final Word
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From Lincoln to King and Beyond:  The Unfinished Journey Toward Full Emancipation
Taunya Banks, University of Maryland

 * Panels  eligible for CLE credit. Panels are  eligible for 1 credit each.

This program has been approved for 8.0 hours of substantive law credit and 1.0 hour of ethics credit for Pennsylvania lawyers.  CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well.  Attendees seeking CLE should bring separate payment ($90 fee, or $25 fee for public interest/non-profit attorneys) - cash or check- made payable to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.”  If you are not attending the entire conference and are seeking CLE credit, the fee is $15 per credit hour.