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ClassCrits Event: Presumed Incompetence

Feb 19, 2021

This panel hosted by ClassCrits brings together one of the co-editors and several contributors to Presumed Incompetent II: Race, Class, Power and Resistance of Women in Academia (Utah State University Press, 2020). The panel will discuss the formidable obstacles that women of color encounter in the academic workplace and the tenacity and creativity that they deploy to overcome these barriers. As law schools are called to grapple with systemic injustice and to embrace anti-racist pedagogy, the struggles and victories of women of color offer valuable lessons on best practices to recruit, retain, and promote faculty who share this goal and eagerly embrace this challenge.

Panelists & Moderator

Carmen G. Gonzalez, Morris I. Leibman Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Sahar Aziz, Professor of Law, Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar, Middle East Legal Scholar, and Director of the Center for Security, Race and Rights,  Rutgers Law School

Adrien K. Wing, Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International Programs, University of Iowa College of Law

Laura M. Padilla, Professor of Law, California Western School of Law

Meera Deo, Director, Law School Survey of Student Engagement, Neukom Chair, American Bar Foundation, Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Athena Mutua, Professor of Law, Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar SUNY Buffalo Law School The State University of New York (Moderator)