Here’s the video for the fifth session, held on April 21st, focusing on the Criminal Legal System. The discussion was moderated by Jon Hanson and Jacob Lipton, Co-Directors of the Systemic Justice Project. The Panelists were:
Here’s the video for the fourth session, held on April 14th, focusing on Immigration. The discussion was moderated by Jon Hanson and Jacob Lipton, Co-Directors of the Systemic Justice Project. The Panelists were:
On February 12 and 13, 2015, Professor Crenshaw made three outstanding, public presentations at Harvard Law School — at events organized by Harvard Law School’s Students for Inclusion. All three talks are compiled talks in this video.
In the first talk, Professor Crenshaw tells several “war stories” from her time as a students at Harvard Law School, following the 1981 departure of Professor Derrick Bell. She describes the efforts she and her classmates made to fill that curricular gap, the failure of the HLS administration to fill that gap in a way that satisfied student demands, and the protests and curricular creativity that followed. She discusses what that experience revealed about Harvard Law School, legal theory, and law at the time, what the students learned about creating an intellectual project, and how those experiences and lessons marked the beginning of Critical Race Theory.
In the second talk, Professor Crenshaw discusses the role of race in conventional legal pedagogy and what her efforts to create a different sort of classroom dynamic looks like.
In the third talk, Professor Crenshaw speaks about the important role of student activism in elite legal institutions like Harvard Law School — particularly in a moment when racial injustice is as salient as it is now. She also discusses “how we got here” to a “post-post-racial moment” and about what might be learned from previous struggles about how to go forward in the struggle for racial justice.
“Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few; and the implicit submission, with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers. When we enquire by what means this wonder is effected, we shall find, that, as Force is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. It is, therefore, on opinion only that government is founded; and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular.”
February 13, 2015 – at Harvard Law School – Students for Inclusion Event (“Law School Matters: Reassessing Legal Education Post-Ferguson” Conference). The title of this event, featuring keynote presentations by Professors Peller and Crenshaw, was “Law School or Justice School: How what we learn in Wassertein/Casperson relates to Ferguson.”
February 12, 2015 – at Harvard Law School – Students for Inclusion Event (“Law School Matters: Reassessing Legal Education Post-Ferguson” Conference) speakers include Duncan Kennedy, Kim Crenshaw, Gary Peller, and Aziza Ahmed.
February 12, 2015 – at Harvard Law School – Students for Inclusion Event (“Law School Matters: Reassessing Legal Education Post-Ferguson” Conference) speakers include Dan Coquillette, Kim Crenshaw, Phil Lee, and Victoria White-Mason