The Pursuit of Justice Conference



Each year, the Pursuit of Justice Conference brings together scholars on the fore of hate studies to lead a discussion on crime and social justice. This year’s theme is “Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality. Hosted by Gonzaga Law School and the Washington Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System, speakers will address how hatred manifests and the dangerous habit of “othering” which can lead to intolerance and inequality.

Open to: All law students

Date and Time: April 18 – April 20, 2013

Site: Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA

Cost: $150 for 3 days, $100 for 2 days

Registration: Online Application


Northeastern University’s Dr. Jack Levin will be delivering keynote speeches both evenings of the conference. Other speakers include,  Paul Butler, Georgetown University Law Center;  Hon. Steven Gonzalez, Washington
State Supreme Court; Terri Givens, University of Texas at Austin; Ryan Haygood, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.; Hon. Richard Jones, U.S. District Court; Susan Opotow, City University of New York; Hon. Richard Paez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Barbara Perry, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Hon. Roseanna Peterson, U.S. District Court; Ken Stern, American Jewish Committee; Frank Staub, Spokane City Police Department; Robert Tsai, American University Washington College of Law.

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