HOUSTON, March 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tomiko Brown-Nagin will moderate a discussion titled “Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality,” as keynote speaker at the University of Houston Law Center Rosenberg Memorial Lecture. The conference will be held virtually via Zoom and will begin at 6:30 p.m. central time on Tuesday, March 22.
Brown-Nagin is Dean of the Radcliffe Institute, Daniel PS Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, and a member of the History Department at Harvard College of Arts and Sciences. In her latest book, she explores the life and times of Constance Baker Motley, a revolutionary lawyer, politician and judge who was a prominent figure in the civil rights movement.
UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes said, “The Yale Rosenberg Lecture is the UH Law Center’s most prestigious lecture series, named after Professor Yale Rosenberg, a pioneer of the Law Center . caliber of Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin of the Radcliff Institute and Harvard Law School on our campus. At the Law Center, we aim to focus on contemporary issues of the day such as the conversation over the nomination of the first African American woman to the Supreme Court of the United States and how it may resonate with the pioneering career and confirmation of Justice Constance Baker Motley who, when confirmed in 1966, was the first African American woman to serve as U.S. federal judge.”
An award-winning legal historian and expert in constitutional law and education law and policy, Brown-Nagin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Law Institute and the American Philosophical Society, a Fellow of the American bar. Foundation, and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. A frequent speaker and media commentator on issues of law, history, and higher education, Brown-Nagin has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics, including Supreme Court jurisprudence on equal protection, civil rights law and history, the Affordable Care Act, and education reform. His 2011 book, “Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement” (Oxford), won six awards, including the Bancroft Prize in United States History.
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About the University of Houston Law Center
The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) is a vibrant, top-tier law school located in the nation’s 4th largest city. UHLC’s health law, intellectual property law, and part-time programs rank in the Top 10 in U.S. news. It awards Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees, through its academic arm, the College of Law. . The Law Center is more than just a law school. It is a powerful pole of intellectual activity with more than 15 centers and institutes which feed its educational mission and its national fame. UHLC is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
About the University of Houston
The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier 1 public research university recognized by a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter for excellence in undergraduate teaching. UH serves the competitive Houston and Gulf Coast region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning, and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation’s fourth-largest city and one of the nation’s most ethnically and culturally diverse regions, UH is a federally-designated Hispanic and Asian American institution with a staff of over of 47,000 students.
About Yale L. Rosenberg
The Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Fund was established to fund a student writing award and to bring distinguished speakers to the Law Center. Rosenberg joined the faculty at the University of Houston Law Center in 1972 after a distinguished career in government. His teaching of civil procedure, federal jurisdiction, professional liability, and Jewish law earned him the UH Teaching Excellence Award in 2000. An award-winning scholar, Rosenberg has been called a “prophet of America” for his analysis of the decline of federal habeas corpus. A Rice University alumnus, he graduated from New York University Law School in 1964. Past Rosenberg lecturers include Samuel L. Levine, Joshua Dressler, David Dow, Cornell Brooks, Renee Knake Jefferson , Gabriel “Jack” Chin, Tanya Kateri Hernandez, and Nelson Tebbe.
To view and download Comparative American and Talmudic Criminal Law by Irene Merker Rosenberg and Yale L. Rosenberg, a book published electronically by the University of Houston Law Center, please visit: law.uh.edu/rosenberg/jewishlaw/.
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