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University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review

University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review The University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review, one of the few law reviews of its kind in the nation, strives to bring attention to numerous legal issues related to race and social justice.

The University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review (RSJLR), formerly known as Black Law Review, is a student run journal founded in 2007. Known for being one of the few race and social justice-focused law reviews in the nation, RSJLR is committed to the promotion and publication of scholarly articles that address the legal, social, economic, and psychological issues that affect communities o

The University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review (RSJLR), formerly known as Black Law Review, is a student run journal founded in 2007. Known for being one of the few race and social justice-focused law reviews in the nation, RSJLR is committed to the promotion and publication of scholarly articles that address the legal, social, economic, and psychological issues that affect communities o

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Hey everyone!Join us for a facilitated conversation with keynote speaker, Haley Moss. Haley is an attorney, author, advo...
02/20/2022

Hey everyone!

Join us for a facilitated conversation with keynote speaker, Haley Moss. Haley is an attorney, author, advocate, artist and consultant who is passionate about disability inclusion and neurodiversity. She uses that passion to push for a world more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities.

Following her time as a Public Interest Scholar at Miami Law, Haley made history in 2019 by becoming the first openly autistic person to be sworn into the Florida Bar. Beyond her legal work, she currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Taylor University with a focus on advocacy, disability rights, and neurodiversity.

We are beyond excited to Co-Sponser this event with the Society of the Bar and Gavel, Mental Health Collective, National Lawyers Guild Miami, and DLSA!

Haley will cover a range of topics as the event’s keynote speaker regarding her experiences both within the legal community and beyond. For those who have any interest in understanding how to create a more inclusive and accessible profession, this event will offer a unique perspective on advocating positive change effectively.

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Hi everyone! Join us for a facilitated conversation with keynote speaker, Haley Moss. Haley is an attorney, author, advo...
02/20/2022

Hi everyone!

Join us for a facilitated conversation with keynote speaker, Haley Moss. Haley is an attorney, author, advocate, artist and consultant who is passionate about disability inclusion and neurodiversity. She uses that passion to push for a world more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities.

Following her time as a Public Interest Scholar at Miami Law, Haley made history in 2019 by becoming the first openly autistic person to be sworn into the Florida Bar. Beyond her legal work, she currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Taylor University with a focus on advocacy, disability rights, and neurodiversity.

We are beyond excited to Co-Sponser this event with the Society of the Bar and Gavel, Mental Health Collective, National Lawyers Guild Miami, and DLSA.

Haley will cover a range of topics as the event’s keynote speaker regarding her experiences both within the legal community and beyond. For those who have any interest in understanding how to create a more inclusive and accessible profession, this event will offer a unique perspective on advocating positive change effectively.

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Join us on Friday for our 2022 Symposium! (Registration Link in LinkTree)Meet our panelist: Jennifer Llewellyn is the Ch...
02/17/2022

Join us on Friday for our 2022 Symposium!
(Registration Link in LinkTree)
Meet our panelist: Jennifer Llewellyn is the Chair of Restorative Justice and Director of the Restorative Research, Innovation and Education Lab at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Her teaching and research are focused in the areas of feminist relational theory, restorative justice, truth commissions, peacebuilding, international and domestic human rights law. She is currently a convenor of the International Learning Community on a Restorative Approach an international collaboration of researchers, policy markers and practitioners supporting jurisdictions committed to being restorative communities. She has contributed to the development and implementation of a restorative approach as innovative and transformational responses to interpersonal and institutional harms including facilitating the design and implementation of the first restorative public inquiry (into the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children) as a Commissioner for the Inquiry; co-facilitating a restorative approach to campus sexual misconduct at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Dentistry and work with the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and now on the Canadian Armed Forces restorative engagement program to respond to sexual misconduct.

URL: https://restorativelab.ca/about-the-restorative-lab/our-people/

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Excited to welcome our symposium panelist: As the daughter of an undocumented immigrant who served 33 years in prison, T...
02/15/2022

Excited to welcome our symposium panelist:

As the daughter of an undocumented immigrant who served 33 years in prison, Tanisha “Wakumi” Douglas has dedicated her life to building leadership among youth most impacted by mass incarceration and other oppressive systems. Wakumi is Founding Executive Director of S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective, which builds leadership with systems-involved girls & TGNC youth, in both Miami and NYC where she raised over $8 million. She is currently on an 18-month writing sabbatical from that role pursuing a Soros Justice Fellowship. She has worked as a restorative justice circle keeper, social worker, community organizer, trainer and popular educator for organizations including the Dream Defenders, Harlem Children’s Zone and Children’s Defense Fund. Wakumi holds a Bachelors from Georgetown University and a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University, where she founded and organized the first Columbia University “Beyond the Bars” conference in 2010 as a student organizer. She has also studied with renowned African-centered holistic healers and holds womb wellness circles, soul sweats and spiritual ceremony. She was a 2018 Move to End Violence fellow and is a 2020 Soros Justice fellow.

Wakumi is featured in Dr. Monique Morris’ 2019 documentary PUSHOUT: Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools as a pioneer on the subject. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, NPR and Miami New Times and her books include Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues (Morris) and Making Change (Kruse). She has spoken on stages at Google and the National Educators Association and has shared the stage with Dr. Angela Davis, Ericka Huggins and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.

Panelist Spotlight: C. Quince Hopkins, JD, LLM, JSD (pronouns:  she/her/hers)University of Maryland Francis King Carey S...
02/14/2022

Panelist Spotlight:

C. Quince Hopkins, JD, LLM, JSD (pronouns: she/her/hers)
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Director - Levitas Initiative for Sexual Assault Prevention
Using Restorative Practices to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Harm among Youth

Hopkins joined the University of Maryland School of Law after two decades of law teaching, research and scholarly writing at Washington & Lee, Florida Coastal, and University of Arizona. Hopkins was Legal Advisor to RESTORE, a CDC-funded project at Univ. of AZ College of Public Health, evaluating effectiveness of restorative justice conferencing for acquaintance sexual assault. RESTORE is the only study of its kind to be subjected to rigorous peer review [Gang et. al., Call for Evaluation of RJ Programs, Trauma, Violence & Abuse (2019)]. Her work on restorative justice and gender based violence is published in peer-reviewed social science journals and legal journals at Harvard, Cornell, University of Virginia, and UCLA. Hopkins received her BA from St. Johns College, law degree from University of Maryland, and advanced law degrees from Stanford Law School.

With the generosity of the LAFAC, Race and Social Justice is excited to host our keynote speaker, sujatha baliga. It’s a...
02/04/2022

With the generosity of the LAFAC, Race and Social Justice is excited to host our keynote speaker, sujatha baliga. It’s a privilege to have such an incredible Restorative Justice Practitioner and MacArthur Fellow 2019

Here is some more about our keynote speaker, sujatha baliga. Pronouns: she/open to they sujatha baliga’s work is charact...
01/30/2022

Here is some more about our keynote speaker, sujatha baliga.

Pronouns: she/open to they

sujatha baliga’s work is characterized by an equal dedication to people who’ve experienced and caused harm and violence. A former victim advocate and public defender, sujatha is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences about her decades of restorative justice work. She also speaks publicly and inside prisons about her own experiences as a survivor of child sexual abuse and her path to forgiveness. Her personal and research interests include the forgiveness of seemingly unforgivable acts, survivor-led movements, restorative justice’s potential impact on ending racialized mass criminalization, and Buddhist approaches to conflict transformation. She’s a member of the Gyuto Foundation in Richmond, CA, where she leads meditation on Monday nights. She was named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow.

Incredible event hosted by RSJLRzJoin them for thei symposium on Feb, 18th! Scan the QR code to register.
01/29/2022

Incredible event hosted by RSJLRz
Join them for thei symposium on Feb, 18th! Scan the QR code to register.

Join us for our symposium on Feb, 18th! LINK TREE IN BIO!
01/29/2022

Join us for our symposium on Feb, 18th! LINK TREE IN BIO!

Volume 11, Issue 2 is now live! Link in bio 🙌🏼
05/22/2021

Volume 11, Issue 2 is now live! Link in bio 🙌🏼

Check out this blog post from Belissa Ardisson about how climate change affects racial injustice!http://race-and-social-...
04/28/2021
Mother Nature: A Driving Force in the Black Lives Matter Movement

Check out this blog post from Belissa Ardisson about how climate change affects racial injustice!

http://race-and-social-justice-review.law.miami.edu/mother-nature-driving-force-black-lives-matter-movement/

Mother Nature: A Driving Force in the Black Lives Matter Movement By: Belissa Ardisson The direct connection and interrelation between climate change and racial justice is more prominent than ever. Climate and racial justice advocates have long been sounding the alarm on how the impacts of climate c...

Check on this blog post from Megan Schmidt about inequities in the foster care system! https://race-and-social-justice-r...
04/06/2021
Are You a Foster Care Abolitionist Yet? The Children and their Mothers Sure Hope So.

Check on this blog post from Megan Schmidt about inequities in the foster care system! https://race-and-social-justice-review.law.miami.edu/foster-care-abolitionist-yet-children-mothers-hope-so/

Are You a Foster Care Abolitionist Yet? The Children and their Mothers Sure Hope So. By: Megan Schmidt In the age of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement, Black and Brown peoples are mobilizing to effectuate systematic change in the United States. As anti-Black violence permanently separ...

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 executive board! We cannot wait to see all that they will accomplish in the coming year...
03/23/2021

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 executive board! We cannot wait to see all that they will accomplish in the coming year. 🙌🏼

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The University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review examines the impact of racial gerrymandering on minority and underrepresented communities and possible solutions to prevent it in the future. Read more at http://ow.ly/Noss50Ij5hu
The pandemic expedited the wide use of video conferencing in courtrooms, but the constitutionality of this tech is under scrutiny. The University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review examines the traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice in the ever-developing technological and societal advancements. Read more at http://ow.ly/WWrG50IgywF
The University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review shares details of a first-of-its-kind study designed to measure how the use of the phrase "officer-involved shooting" affects public perceptions of police behavior justifications. Read more at http://ow.ly/RhhQ50I9Bri
The University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review examines a Florida Supreme Court decision refusing a case that challenges equitable educational standards. Read more at http://ow.ly/s9GS50HZb2g
THIS FRIDAY: "Re-Imagining The Movement to End Gender Violence," a symposium from University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review, will be happening virtually on February 18. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/Qk5G50HJR1w
Miami Law's University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review's 2022 symposium "Re-Imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence" seeks to re-imagine responses to gender violence, including how the state intervenes and alternatives to state intervention, legally and community-based. Read more at http://ow.ly/ZYZ050HR8XA
We're excited to announce that sujatha baliga will be the keynote speaker at the University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review on Feb. 18! As a former victim advocate & public defender, she is a frequent guest lecturer about her decades of restorative justice work. She was named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow. Register today at http://ow.ly/wmoB50HIIgL
The University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review explores the complex issues of the court's interpretation of talaq, a form of divorce under Islamic law, when applied across borders. Read more at http://ow.ly/EAyi50HGY9L
Re-Imagining The Movement to End Gender Violence Symposium 2022

The University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review at our partner University of Miami School of Law has organised a Zoom symposium for 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Irish Time Friday 18 February 2022 in which as experts in Restorative Justice will share how they re-imagine gender based violence and how restorative practices can build community and resiliency, respond to experiences of systemic racialised gender oppression for youth of colour, and prevent sexual harms being caused. sujatha baliga will be the keynote speaker.

https://race-and-social-justice-review.law.miami.edu/re-imagining-gender-based-violence-symposium/
JOin us for "Re-Imagining The Movement to End Gender Violence," a symposium from University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review, happening virtually on February 18. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/AbLE50HBMhc
SAVE THE DATE: "Re-Imagining Gender Based Violence," a symposium from University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review, will be happening virtually on February 18. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/HPWl50Hu2sz
After completing the 2021 Law Review Writing Competition, ’s five law reviews are pleased to announce their incoming candidate class for the 2021-2022 academic year. For the complete list, visit http://ow.ly/sNnG50FQ1QY

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