Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture Series: "The Race Card and the Trump Card: New Challenges and Familiar Frustrations"

The Hon. Bruce M. Selya Appellate Classroom 283Open to the Public

RWU Law Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture Series: 
“The Race Card and the Trump Card:
New Challenges and Familiar Frustrations”

A Keynote Address by
Richard Thompson Ford
George E. Osborne Professor of Law,
Stanford University

Richard Thompson Ford is the George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. He received an A.B. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He has published in the area of local government law, constitutional law, race relations, and anti-discrimination law in numerous legal journals, and he has lectured on these topics internationally. He has published regularly in Slate and has written opinion pieces for the New York Times, San Jose Mercury News, and San Francisco Chronicle. He is the author of several books, including The Race Card (2008), Rights Gone Wrong (2011), and Universal Rights Down to Earth (2011). He is currently working on a book about Grooming Codes.

Monday, February 5, 2017
4:30 p.m.
The Hon. Bruce M. Selya Appellate Courtroom 283
School of Law – Bristol Campus
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Professor Ford will be available after the lecture to sign his book, Universal Rights Down to Earth.

Books will be available for purchase on-site through the RWU Bookstore after the lecture.


This event is part of the President’s Distinguished Speaker Series and the Talking About Race, Gender and Power Series.

This event earns 1/2 merit lottery point for RWU students.

Sponsored by Hinckley Allen

Hinckley Allen