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UH Manoa law school hosts panel series on discrimination law

First of two-part series on social justice will take place on Friday, Feb. 27

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia Quinn, (808) 956-6545
Director of Communications
Posted: Feb 20, 2009

The William S. Richardson School of Law's Faculty Professional Development Committee announces the first of a two-part panel series on language rights, ethnicity and discrimination law. Featuring Professors Mari Matsuda ('80) and Linda Krieger in a discussion of "Ethnic Ascription and Ethnic Performance in Anti-Discrimination Law and Critical Race Theory," the panel will take place on Friday, February 27, 12:45 p.m.- 2 p.m. in Classroom 2.

The event may be especially valuable to:

  • The first-year law student needing greater understanding of accent discrimination, retaliation and disparate treatment in the workplace.
  • The practitioner specializing in employment discrimination and disparate treatment.
  • The scholar seeking insight on current social justice issues.
Professor Matsuda‘s 1991 Yale Law Journal article, "Voices of America: Accent, Antidiscrimination Law and Jurisprudence for the Last Reconstruction," and Professor Krieger's 1995 Stanford Law Review article, "The Content of Our Categories: A Cognitive Bias Approach to Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity," profoundly affected advocacy, scholarship, and jurisprudence on the phenomenology of intergroup bias, and its implications for national origin discrimination in and beyond employment.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. $3 parking is available in Lot 20 on Lower Campus Road. For more information, please call 956-6857 or send email to

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