Legal scholar gives racial justice lecture at BU

Roy L. Brooks For immediate release: Jan. 24, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Legal scholar and author Roy L. Brooks will talk about “Racial Justice in the Age of Obama” as part of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance. The lecture will be presented Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Carver Hall's Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public.

Based on his book by the same name, Brooks will discuss issues raised since Barack Obama took office as the country’s 44th president, including the election’s effect on racial justice and opportunities for black Americans. He will sign copies of his book following the presentation.

Brooks has served as the editor for the Yale Law Journal, clerked on the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia and practiced law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. He has also been a professor of law at the University of Minnesota and held the O’Connell Chair at the University of Florida College of Law. He currently lectures and writes on topics such as civil procedure, civil rights and employment discrimination. His publications, “A Strategy for Racial Equality” and “Integration or Separation?” have received the Gustavus Meyers Outstanding Book Award for civil rights.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.