UI Law Black History Month Celebration – February 7

The UI College of Law will celebrate Black History Month and the career of Adrien K. Wing, Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law, on Thursday, February 7 at the Boyd Law Building.

Trina Jones, Professor of Law, at Duke University School of Law will present the lecture, “Glad to be in the Service: Persistence in the Pursuit of Equality,” at 12:40 p.m. in room 225. Professor Jones teaches Civil Procedure, Employment Discrimination, and Race and the Law. From 2008-2011, she served as a founding member of the faculty at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, where she founded and directed the Center on Law, Equality, and Race. She is a leading expert on colorism, which is the differential treatment of same-race individuals on the basis of skin color. Representative work includes the book, “Law and Class in America: Trends Since the Cold War.” Her current projects explore the use of the workplace as a site for the reproduction of “traditional” values, examine colorism from a comparative perspective, and consider the limitations of using enumerated classifications as a method for redressing inequality. A lunch catered by India Café will be served at 12:20 p.m. If you are interested in attending the lunch, RSVP by noon on February 5th to Melanie Stutsman by email or call (319) 335-9055.

Following the lecture, Professor Adrien Wing will be formally recognized for 25 years of service to Iowa Law. Her portrait will be unveiled at approximately 1:45 p.m. on the second floor of Boyd Law Building. The UI College of Law is the only law school that honors its law faculty in this way, and Professor Wing is the first African-American female to receive a portrait. A reception will follow the unveiling.