UA Law School to Host Symposium on Difference, Identity Concerns

  • April 3rd, 2017

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Legal scholars will visit The University of Alabama School of Law April 7 to discuss how the law responds to difference and identity concerns.

The symposium on Law and the Imagining of Difference will be held in the Judge Seybourn H. Lynne Lecture Hall, room A255.

The conference will explore how law responds to the claims of difference, how and when it recognizes difference and accommodates it, as well as when and why such recognition and accommodation is resisted.

The symposium marks the 21st and final symposium organized by Austin Sarat, the Justice Hugo L. Black Visiting Senior Faculty Scholar at The University of Alabama School of Law. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

The symposium will feature:

Mark E. Brandon, dean, The University of Alabama School of Law

Megan A. Conway, Center for Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Zanita Fenton, University of Miami School of Law

Douglas NeJaime, UCLA School of Law

Austin Sarat, The University of Alabama School of Law and Amherst College

Julie Suk, Cardozo Law School

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About UA Law School
One of America’s leading public law schools, and the “#1 Best Value Law School” in the nation, according to the National Jurist, for two years in a row (2012 and 2013), The University of Alabama School of Law offers a challenging curriculum with over 150 electives, several dual enrollment opportunities, Master of Laws degrees, and a J.S.D. With a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 10:1, the Law School offers students a rigorous, hands-on learning experience, with strong student engagement in clinical programs, law review, moot court and trial advocacy.


Monique Fields, manager of communications, UA School of Law, 205/348-5195,; UA media relations, 205/348-8323,

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.