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WNE School of Law to Host the Color of Law Symposium on October 13

Published: October 11, 2023 | Categories: All News, Law

"The Color of Law: The Intersection of Race and the Law"


The Western New England University (WNE) School of Law will host "The Color of Law: The Intersection of Race and the Law," a virtual symposium on Friday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and can be accessed either in person at the Blake Law Center room B, or online via Zoom. In-person and Zoom attendees must register to attend at

The symposium will explore the complexities of justice featuring a pre-recorded keynote address by Richard Rothstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America and co-author of the recently released work, Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under The Color of Law. Rothstein's work delves into the historical context of racial segregation in the United States, shedding light on how government policies and practices, such as redlining and racially discriminatory lending, systematically segregated communities and contributed to the enduring racial disparities in America today.

Symposium attendees are invited to participate in an insightful exploration of the complex intersection between race and the law. The event will feature lectures on race, immigration, and disability law, delivered by renowned law professors. In addition, the day's agenda encompasses dynamic panel discussions on criminal justice and child welfare law, bringing together a diverse group of experts, including judges, law professors, and practitioners. This gathering promises a comprehensive examination of these pivotal issues, offering attendees the chance to engage in meaningful dialogue and expand their understanding of these essential topics. For a comprehensive list of panelists visit

This event is organized by the Western New England Law Review, an institution committed to advancing scholarly discourse and promoting a deeper understanding of critical legal issues.