On October 14 and November 4, 2022, two special events for the continuing legal education of Nevada lawyers will be held in-person and webcast via Zoom at the State Bar of Nevada office in Las Vegas. These events are hosted by the CCBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Equity (DICE) in collaboration with the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association, UNLV Race, Gender & Policing Program. The videography will be provided by Las Vegas Legal Video.
Members of the State Bar of Nevada are invited to attend these presentations in the DICE CLE series:
- “An Introduction to Critical Race Theory” on Friday, October 14, 2022
- “Critical Race Theory on Civil Rights and Criminalization” on November 4, 2022
Each presentation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. followed by a short Q&A and reception. Light refreshments will be served for the participants who attend the events in person. There will be no charge for attendance.
The events will be non-partisan discussions to demystify the important and current topic of critical race theory (CRT) and feature panel presentations made by notable law professors from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of San Diego School of Law.
About the panelists
- Roy L. Brooks is the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego. Brooks served as a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal, clerked for the Honorable Clifford Scott Green of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, and practiced corporate law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1979.
- Frank Rudy Cooper is William S. Boyd Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Race, Gender, and Policing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law.
- Addie C. Rolnick is the San Manuel Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. She is the Faculty Director of the Indian Nations Gaming & Governance Program and the Associate Director of the Program on Race, Gender & Policing. She is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences Ad Hoc Committee on Reducing Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System.
- Stewart Chang is Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. Prior to joining Boyd in 2018, he was Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Whittier Law School, and before becoming a professor, he practiced public interest law for over a decade with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California where he specialized in domestic violence, immigration, and family law.
More about the events
The DICE CLE series will be open to attendance by all members of the Nevada legal community. Bar members interested in attending the live events will need to RSVP with the CCBA as soon as possible. Space will be limited.
Each event will offer 1.0 hours of ethics CLE credit for Nevada lawyers. During each presentation, attendance will be taken and only those members of the bar who are in attendance will have their attendance reported to the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education.
The events will be recorded for use in the CCBA’s audio/visual library for Nevada lawyers to rent at no charge. For more information and to RSVP complete the RSVP forms (see links above) or contact Donna Wiessner at Donnaw@clarkcountybar.org, (702) 387-6011.
About this article: This article was originally published in the “Cyber Law” issue of Communiqué, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association, (October 2022). See https://clarkcountybar.org/member-benefits/communique-2022/communique-september-2022/.
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