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TJSL Hosts LatCrit Dinner on the Eighth Floor Terrace

Published: October 07, 2011
LatCrit Conference

It was like dining on top of the world – the view was spectacular!

Thomas Jefferson School of Law hosted a dinner Thursday evening, October 6 for the Sixteenth Annual LatCrit Conference (Latina and Latino Critical Legal Theory, Inc.)

“Wow,” one visiting law professor exclaimed as she stepped out on to the eighth floor terrace and took in the view.  It was a very festive atmosphere, and all of the guests were impressed not only with the terrace, but with the new law school as well.

As he introduced Dean Rudy Hasl, LatCrit board member Professor Tayyab Mahmud told the dinner guests that “some deans run law schools and some build law schools,” referring to Dean Hasl’s track record of spearheading new edifices at the law schools where he has served.

TJSL was a co-sponsor of the four-day conference that met in San Diego, along with California Western School of Law, UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and several others.

In presenting an award showing the organization’s gratitude to Dean Hasl, Mahmud said that the dean has been “the wind in our sails.”

Several TJSL faculty members presented at the workshops, including professors Marjorie Cohn, K.J. Greene, Kaimi Wenger and faculty fellow Anastasia Boles.

As for the welcoming dinner, “The food was incredible, and the whole event showcased the school and our support for this progressive event beautifully,” said Professor Cohn.

"It was a wonderful event," added Professor Wenger.  "Attendees were extremely impressed with the school."   

According to LatCrit’s official website:  “Born from and during a 1995 colloquium on Latinas/os and critical race theory, LatCrit theory is an intervention designed to highlight Latina/o concerns and voices in legal discourse and social policy.”