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Race and Litigation: The Anatomy of the Race Card First in a Series - The Impact of Race

On Friday, June 23, 2006, at 1:30 p.m., the University of Minnesota Law School's Civil Rights Moot Court is sponsoring a seminar and panel discussion entitled, "Race and Litigation, Anatomy of the Race Card:  First in a Series - The Impact of Race" in Room 25 on the lower level of the Law School. You are invited to attend. There is no cost. We will be applying for 2.25 hours of continuing legal education and judicial education credits (with 2.0 hours eligible for Elimination of Bias credit). The program breakdown is as follows:

University of Minnesota Law School
Room 25
Mondale Hall
229 19th Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN


1:30 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction.  Prof. Carl M. Warren.

1:35 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.
Overview: The Anatomy of the Race Card.  Prof. Carl M. Warren

1:55 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.**
The Impact of Race:  Panelists will explore how race influences the perceptions, analysis, judgment and decision-making of individuals in society and the justice system, and the implications of such impact on the administration of justice and the litigation process.  The panel will consist of:

Julie E. Bennett, Assistant Director, Office of Lawyer's Professional Responsibility;

Stephen W. Cooper, The Cooper Law Firm, Chartered, formerly the Commissioner
of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the Executive Director of the Neighborhood Justice Center;

Gulzar Babaeva, Esq., Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.--;

Rep. Keith Ellison of the Minnesota House of Representatives, formerly the Executive Director of the Legal Rights Center, Inc.;

John Stuart, State Public Defender and a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court's Racial Fairness Committee;

Michael Weinbeck, Chair, Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority;

The Honorable Lloyd B. Zimmerman, Hennepin County District Court Senior, formerly a trial attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and

Prof. Carl M. Warren, faculty advisor to the University of Minnesota Law School's Wm. E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, will moderate the panel.

** There will be a 10-15 minute break at about 3:30 p.m.