The Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s student-run Diversity and Social Justice Forum will hold its 5th annual symposium via Zoom on Friday, October 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., featuring a keynote address by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu.

This year’s symposium will examine the implications of the social reckoning that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the interplay between racial hierarchy and solidarity, and the wrongful conviction of people of color, specifically within Black communities. In addition to Justice Liu’s keynote, panel topics include “COVID-19: Lessons in Racial Hierarchy and Solidarity” and “Guilty Until Proven Innocent,” and will feature law professors, practitioners, and advocates for criminal justice reform.

Full schedule and registration information is available on the Diversity and Social Justice Forum Symposium webpage.

About the Diversity and Social Justice Forum

The Diversity and Social Justice Forum is a student-run scholarly publication at the Fowler School of Law dedicated to providing a forum that can give expression and representation to a wide spectrum of progressive and diverse voices at Chapman. The Diversity and Social Justice Forum hosts an annual symposium on issues of social justice, and publishes the DSJ Forum, an online publication featuring practice-oriented issues of social justice, including any aspect of the underlying legal or humanitarian concerns, legal or policy solutions, or the work of movements organizing to address the problem.