For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

March 4, 2009

UW law students present "Race and the Law" series

The UW Minority Law Students Association will host a series of lectures at the UW School Law titled "Race and the Law". The first lecture will be presented this Friday, March 6 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. by Professor Steven Bender of the University of Oregon School of Law who will discuss his book Tierra y Libertad: Land Liberty and Latino Housing. Professor Bender's lecture will examine specifically housing law reform policies for affordable housing for Hispanic populations in the U.S. The lecture will be held in William H. Gates Hall Room 133 and CLE credit is available. RSVP to .

The second event of the series will be co-sponsored with the Black Law Students Association in early April, "The Great Debate: Do Discussions of Race Belong in the Law School Classroom?"

The third event, co-sponsored with Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, features Robert Chang, Critical Race Theorist and Professor at Seattle University School of Law. He will speak on Affirmative Action and a case recently granted cert by the U.S. Supreme Court, Ricci v DeStefano.