Community Days II

april 2021

tue20apr1:00 pm4:00 pmCommunity Days II

Community Days Law in Context

Event Details

New York Law School will host a Community Days II program for all upper-level students on Friday, April 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Tuesday, April 20, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The purpose of Community Days is to provide an opportunity for the NYLS community to reflect on the evolution of the law and legal practice in the context of racism, race, and inequality, and to examine the source of the structural injustices affecting our country.


Preparation for Day 2

Students are asked to watch the two short videos linked below and to read “A Rising Tide of Hate and Violence Against Asian Americans in New York During COVID-19” and “Asian Americans, Recognized at Last.” The assignments can be found on Blackboard.
Segregated By Design
Losing Ground: How Property Law Is Used to Appropriate Black Land


1:00 p.m.–2:20 p.m.
Panel Discussion: The Pandemic and Structures of Inequality and Racism

Penelope Andrews, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Racial Justice Project, NYLS; President, Law and Society Association

Margaret Ling ’83, Business Development and Underwriting Counsel, New York State Agency Division of Amtrust Title Insurance Company
Richard Marsico, Professor of Law and Director, Impact Center for Public Interest Law, NYLS
Elizabeth Valentin, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, NYLS
Britney Wilson, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Civil Rights and Disability Justice Clinic, NYLS

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Break-Out Session

Facilitated by NYLS Faculty and Administration

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Closing Discussion

Anthony W. Crowell, Dean and President