Established in 1995 by his wife, Janet Dewart Bell, to celebrate Professor Bell’s 65th birthday, the Derrick Bell Lecture on Race in American Society at New York University School of Law has the distinction of being one of the nation’s leading forums on race and the law. Previous speakers have included: Charles Ogletree, Charles Lawrence III, Patricia J. Williams, Richard Delgado, Cheryl Harris, Frank Michelman, Anita Allen, Mari Matsuda, Kendall Thomas, Lani Guinier, John O. Calmore, Robert A. Williams, Paul Butler, Emma Coleman Jordan, Devon W. Carbado and Derrick Bell himself. The 16th Annual Lecture, scheduled for November 2, 2011, will feature a presentation by Ian F. Haney Lopez, the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Additional information, including registration information, is available here.

Initially funded by the generous support of the Friends of Derrick Bell and the Geneva Crenshaw Society, the Bell Lecture is supported by New York University School of Law and by the Black, Latino, Asian Pacific American Law Alumni Association (BLAPA) at NYU Law. To honor Derrick Bell’s memory and to continue his quest for social justice, the family asks that contributions be made to the Derrick Bell Lecture Fund.

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Derrick Bell Lecture Fund
New York University School of Law
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Thank you for your generosity and support of the Derrick Bell Lecture Fund.