The 16th Annual LatCrit Conference will convene in San Diego October 6-9, preceded by the 9th Annual LatCrit-SALT Faculty Development Workshop the day before. The program features over 150 diverse speakers from all over the United States and beyond, in over 40 panels related to the general theme of “Global Justice: Theories, Histories, Futures”. This theme reflects part of the results reached by the LatCrit Board during a three year self-study and strategic planning process, which also will be part of group discussions in San Diego.
Notably, this year’s program also features three special events. The first is a panel discussion of the proposed Latina/o Academy of Arts & Sciences. The second is the first-ever discussion of the first-ever Latina law deans in the United States. The third is a roundtable featuring alumnae of the Student Scholar Program (SSP), eight of whom successfully have entered law teaching during the eight years of this project (or are doing so now!). Please join us for these exciting events!
Started in 1995 at a colloquium on critical race theory and Latina/o communities held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, LatCrit theory and annual conferences are devoted both to the development of Latina/o legal studies and the advancement of critical outsider jurisprudence. LatCrit scholars have carried on this work during the past 16 years through a diverse “portfolio of projects” that include academic conferences, publications and student programs. For more information of LatCrit projects and events, or to register for the LatCrit 16 Conference in San Diego, visit the LatCrit website at: http://www.latcrit.org.