Wayne Law Legal Briefs: Living While Black and the Racialization of Space

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Date: March 31, 2022
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Lecture

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The Wayne Law Legal Briefs series continues on Thursday, March 31, at 5:00 p.m. Join Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones, as she leads a discussion on property rights and the racialization of space.  The conversation will focus on the ways in which members of favored racialized groups seek to exclude racial and ethnic minorities from public and private spaces, including through the use of or threat of police action to enforce both the racial segregation of space and racist notions of supremacy.

You won't want to miss this opportunity to reconnect for an educational evening and revisit your Law School days with a faculty expert. 

Jamila Jefferson-Jones: Professor of Law; Associate Director of Property, Equity and Justice, Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights

Jamila Jefferson-Jones is a professor of law and also the associate director of Property, Equity and Justice for the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. Before joining Wayne Law, she was on the School of Law faculty at the University of Missouri Kansas City. She teaches courses in Property, Real Estate Transactions, Fair Housing, and Entrepreneurial Urban Development.

Jamila Jefferson-Jones writes about property and wealth attainment by communities and groups on the margins of society. She examines the ways members of favored racialized groups exclude minoritized populations from public and private spaces, thus enforcing the racial segregation of space and racist notions of supremacy. Her work harnesses critical race methodologies, focusing in part on the use or threat of police action against members of disfavored groups. Her recent article on this subject, #LivingWhileBlack: Blackness As Nuisance, was published in the American University Law Review and featured in the New York Times.

Jefferson-Jones is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. Prior to entering academia, she practiced law for over a decade at firms in the District of Columbia and in her hometown of New Orleans.

 

Current students, faculty, and staff of the Law School are also encouraged to attend. 

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