Keynote Speaker Professor Brence Pernell will discuss the 13th amendment and the constitutional basis for reparations. We will also be joined by Oregon Senator Lew Frederick, and Oregon Representative Janelle Bynum. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with Roberta Phillip-Robbins J.D. and Cameron Whitten, moderated by Rakeem Washington.
All proceeds were donated to Western States Center.
Keynote Speaker: Brence Pernell
Brence Pernell is Adjunct Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law and at New York Law School. His scholarly interests intersect race, education, and the law. He has published in several law journals, including, most recently, the Yale Law & Policy Review (forthcoming 2021).
After obtaining his A.B. in History from Duke University, Brence studied at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, earning his M.Ed. He taught public high school for several years thereafter and went on to attend the NYU School of Law as a Root-Tilden Kern Scholar and AnBryce Scholar. Brence clerked for Judge J. Michelle Childs at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and for Chief Judge Theodore McKee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit before litigating at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He now serves as Assistant General Counsel at MDRC, a New York-based social policy firm aimed at improving public education and the lives of poor people.
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