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People of Color Scholarship Conference to be held at Hamline


Hamline University School of Law is co-sponsoring the 2008 Midwestern People of Color Scholarship Conference (MWPOC), From Scholarly Pages to Political Stages: Law Writing for Political Change. The conference will take place from Thursday, May 29 through Saturday, May 31 at the law school. Hamline Law Professor Robin Magee will serve as both the on-site and program coordinator.

Among the speakers will be B. Todd Jones, former United States Attorney, Minnesota District, and current partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP; U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (left), the first Muslim in the U.S. and the first African American from Minnesota to be elected to the U.S. Congress, and Judge Edward Toussaint, Jr., Chief Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Law scholars of color seek to secure both relevance and resonance for their scholarship in the work of other law professionals and in the discussions of the day. The 2008 MWPOC will explore and evaluate the success of these efforts. Lawyers, jurists, law-trained politicians and media specialists will join conference attendees in plenary panel discussions to explore the ways in which legal scholarship prompts and assists progressive legal, social and political changes.

For more information or to register your attendance, place visit or contact Professor Magee at 651-523-2339 or