From Underground Railroad to Overland Migration: When the North Star Can’t Be Found


Chancellor Day Hall Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The McGill Law Journal welcomes Patricia Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, for its Annual Lecture. Professor Williams will discuss the significance of hospitality and neighborliness, in a present marked by increasing diasporas, collapsing resources, and contagious populism.

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About the speaker

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Patricia Williams is a prominent legal scholar who currently serves as the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She is most widely admired by academic and legal circles for her contributions in critical race theory in legal theory and writing and for creating a new form of legal writing that weaves personal narratives with traditional legal doctrine.

A reception will follow where refreshments will be served. In the interest of open scholarship, there is no charge to attend this event.

A request for accreditation for 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for jurists has been made to a recognized provider.