Morgan Symposium

Professor Denise C. Morgan, a leading member of the New York Law School community, passed away on April 7, 2006. On Monday, April 9, the Law School honored her work and memory with a special memorial scholarship symposium.

Panel I: Civil Rights and the Federal Courts

Ann Thomas, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Managing Director, Graduate Tax Program
• Moderator

Rachel Godsil, Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School
• Topic: Motivation to write Awakening from the Dream: Civil Rights Under Siege and the New Struggle for Equal Justice

Ed Purcell, Joseph Solomon Distinguished Professor of Law, New York Law School
• Topic: Federalism today

Panel II: Race and Education

Deborah Archer, Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School; Director, Racial Justice Project
• Moderator

Dennis Parker, Director, ACLU Racial Justice Program
• Topic: The role of lawyer-scholar as activist

Robert Jackson, New York City Council Member, District 7
• Topic: His role as lead plaintiff in Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. State of New York

Panel III: Loss of a Voice

Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of Law, New York Law School
• Topic: Loss of a voice in legal history: Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History

Tanina Rostain, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Codirector, Center for Professional Values and Practice
• Topic: A new generation of scholars

Sadiq Reza, Professor of Law, New York Law School
• Topic: A colleague and mentor

Lenni Benson, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Codirector, Justice Action Center
• Topic: A professor and mentor; student introductions

Student Comments

• Victor Suthammanont

• Ann Macodangdang

• Sarah Kroll-Rosenbaum