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Thursday, February 12, 2009
 
The Evolution of Street Knowledge

Webstreaming Live, Today and Tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, February 12-13th:
The West Virginia University College of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society is proud to present "The Evolution of Street Knowledge: Hip Hop's Influence on Law and Culture." Prominent panelists will explore cutting edge topics in connection with hip hop's impact on many areas of the law, including sports law. Talib Kweli and Cornel West anchor the event as keynotes.


To watch the webstream live, go to:

www.law.wvu.edu/streetknowledge
click on the "webstream" link to the right on the homepage.

OR at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2009, you can go directly to:

http://lawmediasite.wvu.edu/mediasite/catalog/

The symposium schedule, including panelists, is reproduced below:

The Evolution of Street Knowledge:
Hip Hop’s Influence on Law and Culture

West Virginia University College of Law

WVU Law Center
Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom
February 12-13, 2009

Thursday, February 12th:

3:00 p.m. Welcome
Dean Joyce McConnell, West Virginia University College of Law
Marjorie Fuller, Director, Center for Black Culture and Research
Emily Chatterjee, American Constitution Society

3:30 p.m. Panel I—When MCs Meet JDs: Hip-Hop’s Complex Relationship with Intellectual Property
Panelists: Horace Anderson, Associate Professor of Law, Pace Law School
Olufunmilayo Arewa, Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University Law School

Akilah Folami, Associate Professor of Law, Hofstra Law School
Tonya M. Evans-Walls, Assistant Professor of Law, Widener Law School
Moderator: Will Rhee, Associate Professor of Law, West Virginia University College of Law

6:00 p.m. Keynote Address: by Talib Kweli, Hip Hop Artist and Activist, Lugar Courtroom

7:00 p.m. Reception: College of Law Lobby

Friday, February 13th:

9:00 a.m. Welcome
Anne Lofaso, Associate Professor of Law, West Virginia University College of Law

9:15 a.m. Panel II—Arrested Development: The Almighty Pursuit of Street Cred
Panelists: Reginald Robinson, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law
andré douglas pond cummings, Professor of Law, West Virginia University College of Law
D. Aaron Lacy, Associate Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Moderator: Atiba Ellis, Legal Writing Instructor, Howard University School of Law

10:30 a.m. Panel III—From The Corner to the Corner Office: Hip Hop’s Impact on Corporate Culture and Law
Panelists: Carla Pratt, Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Nick J. Sciullo, State Director, Growth Options for the 21st Century
Kamille Wolff, Assistant Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Moderator: Jena Martin, Legal Writing Instructor, Howard University School of Law

12 Noon—Luncheon, Davis Gallery

1:15 p.m. Panel IVStepping to the Mic: Hip Hop’s Expanding Voice in Social and Political Discourse
Panelists: Pamela Bridgewater, Professor of Law, American University Washington School of Law
Anthony Farley,
James C. Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, Albany Law School
Robin Magee, Associate Professor of Law, Hamline University School of Law
Camille Nelson,
Visiting Professor of Law, Washington University Law School
Moderator: Caprice Roberts, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, West Virginia University College of Law

4:00 p.m. Keynote Address: by Dr. Cornel West, West Virginia University Mountainlair

5:00 p.m. Book Signing with Dr. West



All are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. The webstreaming is live, but will be immediately archived after the event and available for viewing on the conference website.





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