Dreyfous Lecture on Civil Liberties set for March 11

March 7, 2014 8:45 AM

Linda P. Campbell

Dreyfous lecturer Devon Carbado

UCLA law professor Devon Carbado speaks for the Dreyfous Lecture on Tuesday (March 11). (Photo from Devon Carbado)

Devon Carbado, a UCLA law professor whose work explores race, identity and the impact of racial judgments on individuals and society, brings his expertise to Tulane Law School on Tuesday (March 11) for the Dreyfous Lecture on Civil Liberties and Human Rights.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Wendell H. Gauthier Moot Court Room 110, with a reception to follow in the Marian Mayer Berkett Multipurpose Room.

Carbado, the Hon. Harry Pregerson Professor of Law, joined the UCLA faculty in 1997. He was chosen professor of the year by the 2000 and 2006 graduating classes and receiving excellence in teaching awards from the law school and the university.

His 2013 book, Acting White? Rethinking Race in Post-Racial America, written with Duke law professor Mitu Gulati, addresses the costs and pressures associated with conforming to — or rejecting — racial stereotypes.

The endowed lecture, established in 1965, honors George Abel and Mathilde Schwab Dreyfous, community activists who dedicated their lives to advancing civil rights and liberties for all.

George Dreyfous, a New Orleans attorney and Tulane alumnus, founded the Louisiana affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. Mathilde Dreyfous worked closely with her husband toward ending segregation and discrimination against African-Americans, and she was active in the League of Women Voters.

Past Dreyfous lecturers have included Attorney General Eric Holder, former U.S. Civil Rights Commission chair Mary Frances Berry, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and legendary federal judges J. Skelly Wright and John Minor Wisdom, a 1929 Tulane law graduate.
Linda P. Campbell is director of communications for the Tulane Law School. 

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