Panelists and Bios
MLK50 Symposium: Where Do We Go From Here?
Debo Adegbile – Partner, the law firm of WilmerHale.
Roy L. Austin – Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP; former Deputy Assistant
to President Obama for the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice & Opportunity.
Cornell Brooks – Former President of the NAACP, 2014-2017.
Dorothy Brown – Professor of Law, Emory Law School.
Richard Hasen – Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science, University of
California – Irvine School of Law.
Sherrilyn Ifill - President and Director-Council of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational
Pamala Karlan – Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Co-Director,
Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford Law School.
Toussaint Losier – Assistant Professor, University of Amherst College of Humanities
& Fine Arts, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies.
Tracey Maclin – Professor of Law & Joseph Lipsitt Faculty Research Scholar, Boston
University School of Law.
Dayna Matthews - William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor
of Law; F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights, University
of Virginia Law School.
Tomiko Brown-Nagin - Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law; Director, Charles
Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice; Co-Director, Program in Law and History,
Harvard Law School; Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University.
Mark Osler - Professor and Robert and Marion Short Distinguished Chair in Law, University
of St. Thomas School of Law.
Dorothy Roberts - George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the
Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University
of Pennsylvania School of Law.
Claude Steele – Professor of Psychology, University of California – Berkeley.
Beverly Tatum – President Emerita, Spelman College.