Symposium 2024: Vestiges of the Confederacy: Reckoning with the Legacy of the South

 Friday, March 1, 2024

6.5 CLE Credits approved by the Virginia Bar Association.

The University of Richmond Law Review’s 2024 Symposium, “Vestiges of the Confederacy: Reckoning with the Legacy of the South,” will name the persistent ramifications of the confederacy, race-based chattel slavery, and Jim Crow. The keynote speaker, Justin Hansford, a Howard Law professor, a member of the National African American Reparations Commission, and the United States member to the United Nations Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, will describe his work imagining a better future.

This Symposium will be held in-person. A virtual option will not be available.

Event is free, but registration is required.


8:00 a.m. – Check-In

9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks 

9:15 a.m – Race and Immigration Policy | Marissa Jackson Sow, University of Richmond School of Law

10:15 a.m. – Race and Election Law | Bertrall Ross, University of Virginia School of Law

11:15 a.m. – Race Issues in Legal Pedagogy | Rachel Kincaid, Baylor University Law 

12:00 p.m. – Lunch 

12:45 p.m. – Panel | Seth Stoughton, University of South Carolina School of Law; Kami Chavis, William & Mary Law School; Mary Bauer, ACLU of Virginia; Kevin Woodson, University of Richmond School of Law

2:15 p.m. – Gender, Race, and the Law | Carla Laroche, Tulane Law

3:15 p.m. – Keynote: Reparative Justice Policy | Justin Hansford, Howard University School of Law

4:15 p.m. – The Effect of Southern Religion on Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement | Dr. Jay Augustine

5:15 p.m. – Post-Symposium Reception | Answer Brewpub, 6008 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA