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2022 Symposium
Family Matters: Understanding Race & Addressing Systemic Inequities
A Virtual Symposium In Honor of Professor Twila Perry
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

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This virtual symposium will explore strategies to understand and address systemic inequalities affecting children and families of color, as well as the barriers to accessing family courts and domestic remedies. This symposium is inspired by the contributions of Rutgers' very own Professor Twila Perry, a scholar in critical race theory and feminist legal theory in family and tort law and Rutgers Law School’s first tenured female professor of color. Full agenda here.

In the panel, Caring for the Well-Being of Black Children: Re-examining Legal Standards through Critical Race Theory, three scholars will introduce new understandings of social and legal institutions affecting Black children through a Critical Race Theory framework. 


In the second panel, Changing Times: Addressing Access to Justice for Families of Color, practitioners will discuss the emerging needs of families of color and how the courts and welfare system can address those barriers.

Professor Twila Perry, Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor, Vice Dean Stacy Hawkins and Professor Amy Soled will also share remarks.

Please pre-register for the Symposium here (non-CLE credit):

For information about CLE credit for this event, please register via

We hope to see you there!

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