Critical Race Studies 2020 SymposiumRebellious Lawyering -
Reverberations From One
Chicano's Radical Vision

Honoring Gerald P. López

March 12-13, 2020, at UCLA School of Law.

Call for Proposals

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Gerald P. López published Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice in 1992, and for three decades the book has reverberated—challenging the color-blind, experts-rule approach of conventional “public interest” practice, providing a blueprint for fundamental changes to clinical and all of legal education, and triggering scholarly and professional debate about what constitutes rebellious and regnant lawyering. Race, racism, and anti-racism are at the center of López’s vision, and UCLA Law’s Critical Race Studies program is honored to devote its 20th anniversary symposium on March 12-13, 2020 to looking at rebellious lawyering past, present and future.

More information on the 2020 symposium.


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Established in 2007, through a collaboration of CRS students and faculty, the CRS Symposium is the signature event of the UCLA School of Law's Critical Race Studies Program.  The purpose of the event is to foreground the most innovative ideas and strategies to end racial injustice, to promote learning and collaboration across disciplines, and to integrate racial justice theory and practice.

The Symposium is also the site of the Annual Reunion of Friends and Alumni of CRS, which consists of UCLA Law graduates and others who share our mission to think new ideas, teach new leaders and scholars, and to transform racial justice advocacy.

To see videos of panels and presentations from past Symposia, please see the links above.