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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:
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:
The symposium schedule, including panelists, is reproduced below:
The Evolution of Street Knowledge:
West Virginia University College of Law
WVU Law Center
Thursday, February 12th:
3:00 p.m. Welcome
3:30 p.m. Panel I—When MCs Meet JDs: Hip-Hop’s Complex Relationship with Intellectual Property
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
9:15 a.m. Panel II—Arrested Development: The Almighty Pursuit of Street Cred
10:30 a.m. Panel III—From The Corner to the Corner Office: Hip Hop’s Impact on Corporate Culture and Law
12 Noon—Luncheon, Davis Gallery
1:15 p.m. Panel IV—Stepping to the Mic: Hip Hop’s Expanding Voice in Social and Political Discourse
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.