Trade and Legal Aid Conference (2006)
Collaborating with the American and Caribbean Law Initiative,
NEPOC, and the Eugene Dupuch Law School, The RHB Center sponsored
this conference on legal aid and trade in Nassau, Bahamas. The
conference speakers included these prominent Caribbean government
officials: James Smith, the Bahamian Minister of Finance; Allyson
Maynard-Gibson, the Bahamian Attorney General and Minister of Legal
Affairs; Hon. Burton Hall, the Bahamian Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court; and Hon. Vashist Kokaram, Justice of the High Court
of Trinidad and Tobago.
Discourse on Race: A Symposium on How the Lack of Racial Diversity
in the Media Affects Social Justice and Policy (2006) With
funding from the Ford Foundation, The RHB Center held this
national conference to examine the subject of racial diversity in
the media and in media policy. The event drew nationally recognized
academics from the areas of law, communications, economics,
political science and journalism. The esteemed keynote speakers
were then-FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein and Columbia Law
School Professor Patricia Williams.
People of Color, Women and the Public Corporation:
Conference on Racial and Gender Equity in the Business
Settings (2005) This symposium addressed the issue of the
effect of race and gender on employees in public corporations. It
brought together the leading scholars in the areas of corporate
governance, critical race theory, employment discrimination and
feminist legal theory. Then-UC Berkley Professor Rachel Moran,
Columbia Law School Professor Susan Sturm, Emory Law School
Professor Martha Fineman, Boston College Law Professor Kent
Greenfield were some of the featured speakers. Papers from
this symposium were published in the St.
John’s Law Review.
The LSAT, U.S. News & World Report, and Minority Admissions
(2005) At this national conference, The RHB Center provided a forum
for discussing the declining number of African American and
Latino/a law students. Panelists included major gatekeepers to the
legal profession, including: Janice Austin, the former Chair of the
Minority Affairs Committee of the Law School Admissions Council;
Philip Shelton, then-President and Executive Director of the Law
School Admission Council; Camille de Jorna, Associate Consultant of
the Section on Legal Education of the American Bar Association;
Erica Moeser, President of the National Conference of Bar
Examiners; and Robert Morse, Director of Data Research at U.S News
& World Report.
The Intersection of Race, Corporate Law, and Economic
Development (2003) The RHB Center and NEPOC held this
symposium devoted to race and corporate law. Congressman Gregory W.
Meeks delivered the Kellis E. Parker keynote speech, Queens Borough
President Helen Marshall spoke on economic development, and
Professor G. Mitu Gulati, then of Georgetown University, gave a
speech entitled: "The Economics of Workplace Homogeneity." The
symposium was published in the St.
John’s Law Review.
contact us for more information on The RHB Center’s past
symposia and conferences.