Curriculum Vitae

Camille A. Nelson

Academic/Administrative Experience

  • Dean, American University, Washington College of Law (July 2016 - Present); Dean and Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA (Sept. 2010 - June 2015)
  • Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY (Sept. 2009 - Aug. 2010); Visiting Professor of Law, Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, St. Louis, MO (2008-2009); Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law, St, St. Louis, MO (2000-2009); Visiting Professor of Law, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii (Jan. - June 2007, summer 2009, 2010, 2015); Adjunct Visiting Professor, Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, WA (Summer 2006); Visiting Professor, Université de Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France (Feb. - March 2006)
  • Dean's Scholar in Residence, Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, St. Louis, MO (July-Dec. 2009)
  • Distinguished Scholar in Residence, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, Ottawa, ON, Canada (Jan. term 2006-2009 & 2003)
  • Associate-in-Law, Columbia Law School, New York, NY (1998-2000)
  • Litigation Associate, McCarthy Tétrault, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto, Canada (Jan. 1996-Aug. 1998)
  • Clerk in the Chambers of the Honorable Mr. Justice Frank lacobucci, Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (July 1994-July 1995)
  • Summer Law Student - worked in Litigation, Labor, and Insolvency, McCarthy Tétrault, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto, Canada (Summer 1993 & Summer 1992)

Education

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) 1998-2000
    Columbia Law School, New York, NY
    Associate in-Law Program
  • Baccalaureate of Laws (LL.B.) {Canadian equivalent to JD} 1991-1994
    University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Canada
    Magna Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors), Administration 1987-1991
    University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts and Science, Toronto, Canada
    With High Distinction

Memberships & Committees

  • Member, Executive Committee, Association of American Law Schools (2017)
  • Member, Governing Council, American Bar Association Center for Innovation (2016)
  • Member, Overseers' Committee to Visit the Harvard Law School (2015-present)
  • Member, The Partnership (Next Generation Executive and C-Suite Program) (2014-present)
  • Member, Demography is Not Destiny Advisory Group, Open Society Foundation, New York, NY (2015-present)
  • Member, Nominating Committee, Association of American Law School, Washington DC (2015-present)
  • Member, Senator Warren and Senator Markey Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations (Appointed by Senator Elizabeth Warren to Advisory Committee) To solicit, interview, and comment on applications for Federal District Court vacancies (2013-2015)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Mina's List (2014-present)
  • Member, Steering Committee, AALS Deans Forum (2014-June 2015)
  • Member, Boston Bar Association (BBA) Board (2012-2014)
  • Co-Chair Elect and Cho Chair, AALS Section for the Dean, Law School (2014-2015)
  • Member, Working Group on Critical Race Theory and Empirical Research Methods (2013-present)
  • Member, Executive Committee, AALS Section on the Law School Dean (2011)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Law and Society Review (2010)
  • Member, Planning Committee for 20th Anniversary Critical Race Theory Symposium and Speaker Series (held at the University of Iowa, College of Law) (2009)
  • Member, Board of Governors, Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), (Co-Chair Access to Justice Committee 2010, Member Pipeline Committee, Co-Chair SALT Teaching Conference Planning Committee 2006-7, Co-Chair Cover Workshop Committee) (2008-2010)
  • Member of Board, Steering Committee and Secretary for Latina & Latino Critical Legal Theory (LatCrit) Inc. (2007-2009)
  • Member of Board, AALS Section on Disability Rights (Co-Chair Program Committee for AALS conferences) (2006-2007)
  • Member, American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (Co­Chair of planning committee for ABA panel in Honolulu) (2006)
  • Member, International Scientific Committee, International Academy of Law and Mental Health (2005-2008)
  • Member, Faculty Development Workshop Coordinating Committee, Latino and Critical Theory (this committee organized the junior faculty workshops and works-in-progress sessions for the annual LatCrit conferences) (2004-2008)
  • Member, National Steering Committee, National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conferences (National Conference are held every five years - involved in planning the 2004 and 2010 conferences.)
  • Coordinator, Race and Health Working Group, Saint Louis University (2003-2004)
  • Member, Planning Committee, Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conferences (2001-2007)
  • Member of the Bar, Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario, Canada) (19996-present)
  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada Bursary (1991)

Awards, Honors and Scholarships

  • Recipient of the Malcolm Donahue Award, Suffolk Law Student Bar Association (SBA) (2015)
  • Suffolk University Law School SBA Diversity Committee, named annual Diversity Award "The Dean Camille A. Nelson Award" (2015)
  • Recipient of the Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund, Special Appreciation Award ("For fostering in students and community a lifetime commitment to justice and compassion in service to those who are often underserved.") (Dec. 2014)
  • Recipient of the Trailblazer Award, Suffolk University Law School, Black Law Students' Association ("In honor of your unwavering commitment to create new paths, and to lead others through the legal profession") (April 2014).
  • Honored as one of the "Top Women of Law" by Lawyers Weekly (2013)
  • Named by On Being a Black Lawyer to the Power 100, most influential Black attorneys (2012-2015)
  • Recipient of the Ida B. Wells award, Massachusetts Black Women Lawyers (2011)
  • Phi Delta Phi, Rehnquist Inn, Honorary Member (2010)
  • Elected to American Law Institute (2010)
  • Selected to receive a Hofstra Faculty Diversity Research and Curriculum Development Grant Editorial Board, Law and Society Review (2010)
  • Featured in documentary, Seeking Freedom, HEC-1V (this Emmy-winning documentary explores the impact of approximately 300 slave freedom suits which pre-date Dred Scott v. Sanford, filed in the St. Louis Circuit Court in the early to mid-1800's) (2008)
  • Recipient of Faculty Excellence Award, Saint Louis University (University-wide award based upon competitive nomination process) (2006)
  • Recipient of the Derrick A. Bell Jr. Faculty Award, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Minority Groups {The Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award, named in honor of the late Professor Derrick A. Bell, Jr., the first tenured African-American on the Harvard Law School faculty (later at New York University Law School), honors a junior faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, colleagueship, teaching and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system or social justice.} (2005)
  • Recipient of Extraordinary Service Award, National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, George Washington University School of Law (2004)
  • Professor of the Year, Saint Louis University, School of Law (2004)
  • Inducted into the Common Law Honor Society, University of Ottawa (inductee in inaugural year) (2004)
  • Recipient of the Honorable Theodore McMillian Award, Saint Louis University School of Law, Black Law Students' Association (2002)
  • Fellowship, Columbia Law School (1999)
  • Fellowship, Columbia Law School (1998)
  • Recipient of the Montreal Association of Black Business Persons and Professionals, Scholarship for Recognition of Educational and Community Achievement; Women and the Law Award, University of Ottawa (in recognition of excellence in research and writing) (1994)
  • Recipient of the Fasken, Campbell, Godfrey Scholarship (1992 & 1993)
  • Recipient of the Scholastic Award, University of Toronto (1991)
  • Dean's Honor Roll, University of Toronto (1987-1991)

Publications

  • ​Policing at the Nexus of Race and Mental Health, Fordham Urban Law Journal, special issue, Mental Health, The Law, & The Urban Environment (Spring 2016, Forthcoming)
  • Increasing Women's Political Participation in Lebanon: Reflections on Hurdles, Opportunities, and Hope, Vol. 8, No. 4, Journal of Politics and Law, (2015), co-authored with Dr. Zeina Chemali and Tanya Henderson Esq.
  • Lyrical Assault: Dancehall versus the Cultural Imperialism of the North- West (revised reprint), Hip hop and the Law: The Key Writings that formed the Movement, eds. Donald Tibbs, andre cummings (name intentionally lower case) and Pamela Bridgewater, Carolina Academic Press (Fall 2015)
  • Time Flies: A Reflection Essay, Bearing Witness Reflections: A Journal on Law and Social Responsibility, Suffolk University Law School, (Spring 2015)
  • Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach. New York Univ. Press, 2012 eds. Frank Rudy Cooper and Ann C. McGinley. Sexuality Without Borders: Exploring the Paradoxical Connection Between
  • Colonial Optics: Dancehall and Legal Imperatives against the "Unnatural," Exploring Masculinities: Feminist Legal Theory Reflections, eds. Martha Fineman and Michael Thomson (2013)
  • Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage, Cambridge University Press 2012. Love at the Margins: The Racialization of Sex and the Sexualization of Race, Eds. Kevin Noble Maillard and Rose Cuizon Villazor
  • Annual Jotwell (Journal of Things We Like Lots) Review, Contributing editor (2011-present)
  • Racializing Disability, Disabling Race: Policing Race and Mental Status, 15 Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law 1 (2010) SSRN Top Ten CSN: Development (Topic), LSN: Ethical Issues (Topic) and PSN: Politics of Race (Topic), SSRN's Top Ten download list for Disability Law eJournal
  • Racial Paradox and Eclipse: Obama as Balm for What Ails Us 86 Denver University Law Review 743 (2009)
  • The Radical King: Perspectives of One Born in the Shadow of a King, 32 New York University Review of Law and Social Change 485 (2009)
  • O.J., Batson and Snyder: Lessons from an Intersecting Trilogy, 93 Iowa Law Review, 1687 (2008)
  • Lyrical Assault: Dancehall versus the Cultural Imperialism of the North- West, 17 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, 231 (2008) SSRN Top Ten download for Music, October 7, 2009.
  • Lovin' the Man: Examining the Nexus of Irony, Hypocrisy and Curiosity, 543 Wisconsin Law Review (2007)
  • American Husbandry: Legal Norms Impacting the Production of (Re) Productivity, 19 Yale J. L. & Feminism 1 (2007) (lead article)
  • Multicultural Feminism: Assessing Systemic Fault in a Provocative Context, 17 University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy 263 (2006)
  • Honor in the American Criminal Law, Max-Planck-Institut fuer auslaendisches und internationales Strafrecht (Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg Germany) (2006)
  • Starting Anew: The ADA's Disability with respect to Episodic Mental Illness, 75 Mississippi Law Journal 1039 (2006)
  • Considering Tortious Racism, 9 DePaul Journal of Health Care Law 905 (2006)
  • The Conflicting And Contradictory Dance: The Essential Management Of Identity For Women Of Colour In The Legal Academy, Chapter in refereed Canadian book (hence spelling), Calling For Change: Women, Law And The Legal Profession Ten Years After Touchstones, Elizabeth Sheehy and Sheila McIntyre, eds. (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2006)
  • Of Egg-shells and Thin Skulls: A Consideration of Racism-Related Mental Illness Impacting Black Women, 29, Issue 2 The International Journal of Law & Psychiatry, March-April 2006 (peer reviewed) (2006)
  • Consistently Revealing the Inconsistencies: The Construction of Fear in the Criminal Law, 48 St. Louis University Law Journal 1261 (2004) (Teaching Criminal Law Edition)
  • Racism Eh? A Critical Inter-Disciplinary Anthology of Race and Racism in Canada, Captus Press, Toronto, Canada (2004). Co-edited anthology with Dr. Charmaine Nelson
  • Breaking the Camel's Back: A Consideration of Mitigatory Criminal Defenses and Racism - Related Mental Illness, 9 Michigan Journal of Race & Law 77 (2003 - 2004)
  • Carriers of Globalization: Loss of Home and Self Within the African Diaspora, 55 University of Florida Law Review 539 (2003)
  • Micro and Macro Economic Effects: Secreting Assets to Evade Non- Business (Private) Obligations and Responsibilities, volume 10, number 2, Journal of Financial Crime, October 2002, co-authored article with Saint Louis University Professors Ellen Harshman, Ph.D., Dean of John Cook School of Business, Associate Professor of Management, Muhammad Islam, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Henry M. Ordower, J.D., Professor of Law
  • Towards a Bridge: The Role of Legal Academics in the Culture of Private Practice, 10 Journal of Law & Policy 97 (2002)
  • (En)Raged or (En)Gaged: The Implications of Racial Context to the Provocation Defense, 35 University of Richmond Law Review 1007 (2002); excerpts reprinted in Cynthia Lee, MURDER AND THE REASONABLE MAN: PASSION AND FEAR IN THE CRIMINAL COURTROOM, New York University Press (2003); excerpts reprinted in Lee & Harris, CRIMINAL LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS, Thomson West, St. Paul, (2005)
  • Racism in the Legal Profession, Critical Legal Essay for the Working Group on Racial Equality in the Legal Profession - Appendix to the Report of the Working Group, Canadian Bar Association (1999)
  • Out of Sync: Reflections on the Culture of Diversity in Private Practice, Published Paper in Canadian Woman Studies Journal Spring/Summer 1999 (Women and Justice Issue) - Republished by the American Bar Association, Minority Retention Summit Journal, Boston, MA, April 2000

Presentations

  • Inclusive Disability: Racing Vulnerability in Toxic Times, The Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America, Duke Law, Raleigh, NC (Nov. 2015)
  • From Selma to Ferguson: "Usual Suspects" Plenary, "D/scr/m/nat/on in the Criminal Justice System," International Crime and Punishment Film Festival, Academic Program, Istanbul University Congress and Culture Center, Istanbul, Turkey (Oct. 2015)
  • Social Policy in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, IPR/Mena Social Policy Network Conference, Bath Royal Literacy & Scientific Institute, Bath, U.K. (Nov. 2014)
  • Law at a Crossroads: a Legal Race, UNESCO, Paris, France (July, 2012)
  • Presentations and Workshops on Domestic Violence, Women's Political Participation and Empowerment, Ministry of Social Affairs Gender Issues Conference, Beirut, Lebanon (July 2012)
  • Cal and Atticus: Teasing out the threads of Miscegenation in To Kill a Mockingbird, Seattle University School of Law Symposium, Seattle, WA (March, 2012)
  • Racializing Disability, Disabling Race, Harvard Law School Project on Disability, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Cambridge, MA (March 2011)
  • Sexuality Without Borders: Exploring the Paradoxical Connection between Dancehall and Colonial Law in Jamaica, UNLV, William S. Boyd School of Law, Multidimensional Masculinities and Law: A Colloquium, Las Vegas, NV (Feb. 2011)
  • Consistently Revealing the Inconsistencies, On the Chopping Block: Hard Choices in Teaching First-Year Criminal Law, AALS, Workshop on Criminal Justice: New Challenges and Persistent Controversies, San Francisco, CA (Jan. 2011)
  • Racial Paradox and Eclipse: Obama as Balm for What Ails Us, Workshop on Post Racial Civil Rights Law, Politics and Legal Education: New and Old Color Lines in the Age Of Obama, AALS Mid-Year Meeting, New York, NY (June, 2010)
  • Sexuality Without Borders: Towards a Non-Neo Notion of Caribbean Sexual Equality, LatCrit XIV, American University, Washington College of Law, Outsiders Inside: Critical Outsiders Theory and Praxis in the Policymaking of the New American Regime, Washington, DC (Oct. 2009)
  • Colonial Optics: Dancehall and the Legal Imperatives Against the "Unnatural," Feminism and Legal Theory Project, Masculinities Conference, Emory Law School, Atlanta, GA (Sept. 2009)
  • Examining our Post-Racial Selves: Obama As Balm For What Ails Us, Obama Phenomena: Facets of a Historic Campaign, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO (Aug. 2008)
  • Lyrical Assault: Dancehall versus the Cultural Imperialism of the North- West, Association of Cultural Studies, Bi-Annual Conference, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica (July, 2008)
  • Commentator on paper by Professor Oluyemisi Bamgbose, "Child Trafficking: A Transborder Journey of Hope to Hopelessness," sponsored by The Center for International and Comparative Law Speaker Series, Saint Louis University, part of ATLAS week series, MO (April, 2008)
  • Dancing in the Closet: Lyrical Assault in Dancehall, Association for the study of Law Culture and Humanities Conference, University of California, Berkeley, CA (March, 2008)
  • Norms Towards Husbandry: Legal Imperatives Influencing (Re)productive Interference, "Routes to Freedom: Reflections on the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade," University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Ottawa, ON, Canada (March 2008)
  • Batson, O.J. and Snyder: Lessons from an Intersecting Trilogy, Batson v. Kentucky and the Use of Peremptory Challenges panel, Iowa Law Review Symposium, Procedural Justice: Perspectives on Summary Judgment, Peremptory Challenges, and the Exclusionary Rule, University of Iowa, College of Law, Iowa City, IA (Feb. 2008)
  • Three presentations at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Conference, Reassessing Our Roles as Scholars and Educators in Light of Change, New York, NY (Jan. 2008)
  • Dancing in the Closet: Lyrical Assault in Dancehall versus the Cultural Imperialism of the North-West, Section on Law and Humanities, Law and Order: SVU - Sexuality, Videos and You (Jan. 2008)
  • The Radical King: Perspectives from One Born in the Shadow of a King, Section on Minority Groups, "In the Name of Love": What Does Martin Luther King Mean on the 40th Anniversary of His Assassination? (Jan. 2008)
  • Considering Tortious Racism, Section on Torts and Compensation Systems: Frontier Issues on Race and Torts (Jan. 2008)
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, organizer and presenter, Loving v. Virginia 40th Anniversary Symposium presenter Lovin' the Man: Examining the Nexus of Irony, Hypocrisy and Curiosity {two day symposium, other featured speakers included Dean Kevin Johnson (UC Davis), Richard Banks (Stanford), Charles Ogletree (Harvard) and Angela Onwuachi-Willig (Iowa)} (Nov. 2006)
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, organizer and presenter, Loving v. Virginia 40th Anniversary Symposium presenter Lovin' the Man: Examining the Nexus of Irony, Hypocrisy and Curiosity {two day symposium, with publication of papers, other featured speakers and essayists include Professors Rachel Moran (Berkeley), Catherine Smith (Denver), Reginald Oh (Texan Wesleyan), Carla Pratt (Penn State, Dickenson)} (Nov. 2006)
  • On Professionalism: Service and Balance, Constructing Life as a Law Professor (with an Emphasis on Life), Disability Issues at a Dangerous Intersection, LatCrit XI, organizer and presenter, Faculty Development Workshop, Las Vegas, NV (Oct. 2006)
  • Racial Crusades at a Gendered Intersection, American Bar Association, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession (organizer and presenter), Honolulu, HI (Aug. 2006)
  • Lovin' The Man: Can Film Inform the Law of Interracial Love?, and Breaking the Camel's Back Through an Hawaiian Lens, The Association for the Study of Law Culture and Humanities, Honolulu, HI (March, 2006)
  • (Dis)Ability, Race and the Criminal Law Curriculum, Disability Law section panel, American Association of Law Schools, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (Jan. 2006)
  • Bleeding for the Court: The ADA and Episodic Mental Illness, The Americans with Disabilities Act at 15: Past, Present and Future, University of Mississippi, Law School, Oxford, MS (Nov. 2005)
  • American Husbandry, Queen's University, School of Law, Faculty Workshop and Presentation to Law School Community, Kinston, ON, Canada (Nov. 2005)
  • American Husbandry, California Western, School of Law, Faculty Workshop, San Diego, CA (Nov. 2005)
  • On Professionalism: Constructing Academic Success; Critical Relationships: Political & Professional Consequences of Choosing Different-Race Partners, LatCrit X, organizer and presenter, Faculty Development Workshop, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Oct. 2005)
  • American Husbandry, Washington and Lee, School of Law, Faculty Workshop, Lexington, VA (Sept. 2005)
  • Critical Mental Health Issues: Tort Law Possibilities, Minorities and Multiculturalism, 29th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Paris, France (additionally, arranged for 15 participants and organized Critical Mental Health panels) (July 2005)
  • American Husbandry, Gender, Reproductive and Sexual Rights Panel, South East/South West People of Color Conference, "The Struggle Continues: De Facto Segregation Educational Achievement and Beyond," New Orleans, LA (May 2005)
  • Property Law as Oxymora, Disentangling Fact from Fiction: The Realities of Unequal Health Treatment, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL (March 2005)
  • Legal Strategies to Eliminate Mental Health Disparities in People of Color, First Annual Winter Institute for Black Studies: Keys to Reducing Health Disparities Among People of Color, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI (Jan. 2005)
  • Assessing our Role: Class and Legal Education Society of American Law Teachers Teaching Conference, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, NV (Oct. 2004)
  • Property Law as Oxymora; Organizing and participating in Family Balance and Professionalism Roundtable, Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. (Oct. 2004)
  • Law Review Publishing: The Process and Politics Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Kiawah Island, SC (July 2004)
  • Breaking the Camel's Back: A Consideration of Mitigatory Criminal Defenses and Racism - Related Mental Illness, The 28th Annual Health Law Teachers Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ (June 2004)
  • Talking and Teaching about Race in the Law School Classroom: Critical Race Theory and its Implications, Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (May 2004)
  • Breaking the Camel's Back: A Consideration of Mitigatory Criminal Defenses and Racism - Related Mental Illness, Teleconference presentation to students of Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA (April 2004)
  • Emerging Trends in Critical Scholarship, National Black Law Students' Association Mid-West Regional Convention, St. Louis, MO (Jan. 2004)
  • Citizenship & the Constitution, part of African American Heritage Series, National Parks Service, Old Courthouse, St. Louis, MO (Jan. 2004)
  • A Dangerous Intersection: Exploring the Interplay of Race and (Mental) Disability, 28th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Sydney Australia (Sept. 2003)
  • University of Michigan, Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court, St. Louis Industry Liaison Group, hosted by University of Missouri - Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO (July 2003)
  • Breaking the Camel's Back: A Consideration of Mitigatory Criminal Defenses and Racism - Related Mental Illness, 2003 Critical Race Theory Workshop held at American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (April 2003)
  • Mentoring and Retention for Persons of Color in the Academy, Seventh Annual Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference/St. John's Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development Conference, St. John's University, School of Law, New York, NY (April 2003)
  • The Construction of Fear: Rape, Race and Jack in the Box, Sixth Annual Conference for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, New York, NY (March 2003)
  • Of Egg-shells and Thin Skulls: A Consideration of Racism-Related Mental Illness Impacting Black Women, Law, Cultures, and the Philosophy of 'Science,' Mid-Atlantic People of Color Conference, Washington and Lee, Lexington, VA (Jan. 2003)
  • Property Law as Oxymora: Female Slaves as Breeders of Property, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI (Jan. 2003)
  • Affirmative Action: The Legacy, Forest Park Community College, St. Louis, MO (Oct. 2002)
  • Breaking the Camel's Back: Extreme Emotional Disturbance, Provocation and a Consideration of Race, North Eastern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, University of the West Indies, Barbados (June 2002)
  • Walking on Eggshells: Racism and the Thin-Skull Doctrines, Urban Health & Race Law Weekend: A Global Dialogue, DePaul University College of Law and Loyola University-Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL (April 2002)
  • Micro and Macro Economic Effects: Secreting Assets to Evade Non- Business (Private) Obligations and Responsibilities, 19th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, co-presenting co-authored paper, Cambridge, U.K. (Sept. 2001)
  • Racism-Related Mental Disorders and the Applicability of the Thin Skull Doctrine, XXVI International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (July 2001)
  • Adrift in the Diaspora, LatCrit XI Conference, University of Florida School of Law, Gainesville, FL (April 2001)
  • Property Law as Oxymora: Female Slaves as Breeders of Property, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference, University of Oregon, "Exhibiting Culture/Displaying Race," Eugene, OR (April 2001)
  • (En)Raged or (En)Gaged: The Implications of Racial Contextualization to the Provocation Defense, Northeastern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, CUNY Law School, New York, NY (March 2001)
  • (En)Raged or (En)Gaged: The Implications of Racial Context to the Defense of Provocation, Mid-Atlantic People of Color Scholarship Conference, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, PA (Feb. 2001)
  • The Culture of Private Practice, Canadian Association of Law & Society Annual Conference, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada (June 1999)
  • Equality Concepts and the Charter, Nominated as a "Future Leader" and speaker at Conference on "Building a Human Rights Agenda for the 21st Century: A Practical Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," Human Rights Research and Education Center, Ottawa, ON, Canada (Oct. 1998)
  • Submissions to the Working Group on Racial Equality in the Legal Profession, Canadian Bar Association, Ottawa, ON, Canada (1996)

Panels

  • Minding Oneself: An Imperative for Continued Consciousness, AALS Annual Meeting, Section on Balance in the Legal Profession, New York, NY (Jan. 2016)
  • Cuba & The Obama Administration's Cuba Initiative, International Law Section of the Boston Bar Association - World Boston event, Boston, MA (March 2015)
  • The 21st Century Lawyer's Evolving Ethical Duty of Competence, AALS Annual Meeting, Section on Professional Responsibility, Washington, DC (Jan. 2015)
  • Moderator: Collaborating During Times of Transition and Transformation, Plenary Session: Working Together: What We Need and Why We Need It, AALS Annual Meeting, Section on Institutional Advancement, Washington, DC (Jan. 2015)
  • Education as a Civil Right, National Bar Association, 25th Annual Wiley A. Branton Symposium, Co-sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center and the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development at St. John's School of Law, New York, NY (Oct. 2014)
  • Race and the Law, Federal Bar Association Annual Convention, Providence, RI (Sept. 2014)
  • Chasing Change: Why Legal Practice Will Never be the Same, and What it Means for You, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, ABA "Showcase CLE," Boston, MA (Aug. 2014)
  • Panelists and Moderator: From Visible Invisibility to Visibly Successful: Women of Color Research and Strategies for the Workplace, American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession in Collaboration with the Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA (Aug. 2014)
  • Women in the Law: Power and Progress, Federal Bar Association Breaking Barriers: The Glass Ceiling in the Legal Profession, Washington, DC (July 2014)
  • Lawyer's Weekly Presents: Women's Breakfast Forum, Boston, MA (May 2013)
  • Presumed Incompetent Symposium: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, UC Berkeley Law, Berkeley, CA (March 2013)
  • Responding to Change: Decanal Views for Institutional Advancement Officers, Plenary Session, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (Jan. 2013)
  • Masculinities Panel, Law & Society Conference, Honolulu, HI (June 2012)
  • Deans and Hiring Committee Members Tell All: Expected Skills and Preparation, SALT and Northeastern University School of Law Program; Breaking into Teaching: New England The Pipeline to the Legal Academy, Boston, MA (June 2011)
  • Hip Hop Legal Theory: Hip Hop in the Law School Classroom, Roots and Reality II: Hip Hop, Law, and Social Justice Organizing, American University, Washington, DC (April 2011)
  • Teaching in a Transformative Age: The Law School of the Future, Hip Hop in Legal Education: The Bridge Between Pedagogy and Practicality & Teaching While Black (and Female) in the 21st Century Law School: Voices from One Generation, Society of American Law Teachers, Teaching Conference, Hawaii, HI (Dec. 2010)
  • Teaching: Strategies to Success, Workshop for Pretenured Minority Law School Teachers, AALS 2010 Workshop for New Law School Teachers, Washington, DC (June 2010)
  • Breaking In: A Workshop on Becoming a Law Professor, Adjunct, or Administrator, SALT Pipeline Project, Golden Gate University School of Law & SALT, San Francisco, CA (March 2010)
  • Intersectional Transnationalities, UCLA School of Law 4th Annual CRS Symposium, Intersectionality: Challenging Theory, Reframing Politics, Transforming Movements, Los Angeles, CA (March 2010)
  • Discussant, Power, Politics and Public Service: The Legal Ethics of Lawyers in Government, Hofstra Law School Legal Ethics Conference, Long Island, NY (Oct. 2009)
  • On Pedagogy: Teaching, Authenticity, and Critical Reflection, also Roundtable on SALT/Best Teaching Practices: Developing Best Practices for International Programs Run by U.S. Law Schools, LatCrit XIII, Representation and Republican Governance: Critical Interrogation of Election Systems and the Exercise of the Franchise, Seattle, WA (Oct. 2009)
  • Moderator, The Job of the Dean, Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership Conference, SALT, Seattle University School of Law & the Fred T. Korematsu Center on Law and Equality, Seattle, WA (Sept. 2009)
  • On Teaching in the Law School, Mentorship for the Junior professor, LatCrit Mini-Junior Development Workshop, Association of American Law Schools Annual Conference, Reassessing Our Roles as Scholars and Educators in Light of Change, New York, NY (Jan. 2008)
  • Discussant, Suddenly Senior Session, LatCrit XII Conference, Florida International University, College of Law, Miami, FL (Oct. 2007)
  • Just Between Us: A Mentoring Session, Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Criminal Justice and Immigration in the 21st Century, Southern New England School of Law, North Dartmouth, MA (Sept. 2007)
  • Constitution Day Program, Saint Louis University, School of Law, St. Louis, MO (Sept. 2007)
  • Critical Relations: Identity Matters, LatCrit XI, UNLV Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (Oct. 2006)
  • Respondent to the paper of Professor Lani Guinier, Bennett Bosky Professor of Law, Harvard University, Law School, "Meritocracy INC: How Wealth Become Merit, Class Became Race and College Education became a Gift from the Poor to the Rich," Washington University St. Louis, Assembly Series, Chancellor's Fellowship Lecture, St. Louis, MO (Jan. 2006)
  • Ebony Roots, Northern Soil: Perspectives on Blackness in Canada, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada (Feb. 2005)
  • Engaged Scholarship, Evaluating Students and Evaluating Outputs: Vision, Revision, Envision: Critical Perspectives in Assessment, Small Group Leader, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (Jan. 2005)
  • Can a Constitution Really Guarantee Socio-Economic Rights? Respondent to Chief Justice Chasklson, South African Supreme Court, Millstone Lecture, Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO (Nov. 2004)
  • Of Egg-shells and Thin Skulls: A Consideration of Racism-Related Mental Illness Impacting Black Women, Saint Louis University Women Law Students' Association & Health Law Association annual panel, St. Louis, MO (March 2003)
  • Panelist, Courts and Insanity, NPR affiliate KWMU 90.7, St. Louis On The Air, http://www.kwmu.org/Programs/Slota/Archives/030220.html, St. Louis, MO (Feb. 2003)
  • Panelist, The Courts and Insanity, Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, St. Louis, MO (Feb. 2003)
  • Selected participant in the Law and Society Summer Institute on Race and the Law, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, School of Law, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (July 2000)
  • Different Perspectives: Understanding Some of the Sources of The Problem - Appreciating Different Cultural Values an Understanding Community Pressures Upon Lawyers, American Bar Association Minority Retention Summit, Commission on Opportunities for Minorities in the Profession, Boston, MA (April 2000)
  • Roundtable Consultation on Provocation, Self-defense and Mandatory Minimum Sentences, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Consultation Proposal requested by the Honorable Minister of Justice, Ottawa, ON, Canada (July 1999)
  • Participant on Diversity Issues Panel with David Lepofsky, Ministry of the Attorney General, Keith Norton, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission and Susan Elliot, former Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Queen's University, School of Law, Kingston, ON, Canada (1997)
  • Participant, Reformulation of the Criminal Code, Self-Defense Roundtable, National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Ottawa, ON, Canada (1995)
  • Participant, Reformulation of the Criminal Code, Provocation Defense Roundtable, Ontario Women's Directorate, Ottawa, ON Canada (1994)
  • Provocation Defense Reformation Proposals Recognized contributor in submissions to the Honorable Minister of Justice, Ottawa, ON, Canada (1994)

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