Panelist, March 15, 2012
“A Journey through the Pipeline: Identifying Challenges to Diversity in the Legal Profession” CLE, Seton Hall University School of Law
Panelist, October 31 , 2011
“First Amendment Equal Protection and Felon Disenfranchisement: A New Look at Old Vote Denial”, Faculty Workshop, St. John’s University School of Law
Presenter, September 24, 2011
“Felon Disenfranchisement: A Crisis of Race, Class, and Control in Voting”, ClassCrits IV: Criminalizing Economic Inequality, American University Washington College of Law,
Panelist, April 2 , 2011
“Criminal Disenfranchisement as an Instrument of Division and Control”,
5th Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium: Race and Sovereignty , UCLA School of Law
Panelist, March 19, 2011
“Race, Class and American Democracy”, Symposium: Law, Race and Socio-Economic Class: Searching For Equality, University of California Irvine
Participant, January 29, 2011
“Challenges to Democracy in Divided Societies”, Roundtable, Center for International and Comparative Law and Center on Law, Race, and Politics, Duke University School of Law
Panelist, October 15, 2010
“Redistricting, the Voting Rights Act, and the U.S. Constitution”, Symposium: Is Our Constitutional Order Broken?: Structural and Doctrinal Questions in Constitutional Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
Panelist, September 30, 2010
“A Vision for Voting: Disenfranchisement and the Voting Rights Act”, Election Law Symposium-A Vision for Voting: Celebrating 45 Years, Creating a Vision for the Future, University of Baltimore School of Law
Panel Organizer, Moderator, and Panelist, September 11, 2010
“Post-Racializing the Voting Rights Act”, Third Annual National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law
Panelist, November 13, 2009
"Minority Voting Rights and the Myth of Post-Racialism", Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Ronald H. Brown's Graduation from St. John's University School of Law: Modern Adaptations of Racial, Social and Economic Justice, Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development
Moderator, October 2, 2009
Panel, "Post-Racial America?: Progress and the Continuing Salience of Race in the Struggle for Minority Voting Rights", NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Civil Rights Institute, Airlie House, Virginia
Moderator, September 17, 2009
Panel, "Judging the Constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act: A Debate between Abigail Thernstrom and Daniel Tokjaji", St. John's University School of Law, Constitution Day Symposium
Panelist, June 21, 2009
"Biggest Triumphs and Mistakes: Junior Faculty Perspectives", American Association of Law Schools' Mid-Year Meeting Workshop for New Law Teachers, Washington, DC
Panelist, May 5, 2009
Panel, "Important Ethical Issues for Inside Counsel", St. John's Corporate Initiative, CLE, New York, NY
Featured Speaker, April 27, 2009
"The Inauguration of Barack Obama and the Myth of Post-Racialism", sponsored by The National Lawyers Guild in conjunction with Black Law Students Association at Touro Law School and The Society of American Law Teachers
Presenter, April 17, 2009
"Democracy, Disfranchisement, and the Rule of Law: West Africa's Tale of a Maturing Democracy", Faculty Exchange Program, Hofstra University School of Law
Presenter, April 5, 2009
"Democracy, Disfranchisement, and the Rule of Law: West Africa's Tale of a Maturing Democracy", New York Area Scholars' Group, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Panelist, January 9, 2009
“What's Race Got to Do with Post-Racialism”, “Hot Topics” Panel, 2009 American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
Panelist, November 14, 2008
The Predicted Impact of the Obama Presidency on the Voting Rights Act? Panel, Albany Law Review “Defining Race” Symposium, Albany Law School.
Commentator, November 1, 2008
CNN Newsroom-Cleaning Up Voting Myths and Misinformation, Transcript at http://www.stjohns.edu/media/3/92abfa229da74dab88dfe616209169e5.pdf.
Panelist, October 16, 2008
“Perspective on Obama, Race, and the Law: Would the Election of Barack Obama to the Presidency Signal the Beginning of a Post-Racial Age in Legal Policy?” Panel, Rutgers Race and the Law Review Symposium, RutgersUniversitySchool of Law.
Featured Speaker, October 16, 2008
“A Powerful Electorate?: The Impact of Election Law on American Democracy” Symposium, University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, University of MarylandSchool of Law.
Symposium Co-Convenor & Panel Moderator, September 26-27, 2008
“Making History: Race, Gender, and the Media in the 2008 Elections” Symposium, “Election Law and Policy in the 2008 Elections” Panel, St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary, St. John’s University School of Law.
Keynote Speaker, February 21, 2008
“The Legacy of the Voting Rights Act and Its Impact on the 2008 Elections”, Annual Black Law Student Association Black History Month Celebration, BrooklynLawSchool.
Presenter, February 11, 2008
“Democracy and Disfranchisement: The Global March Toward Voting Rights for Persons with Criminal Convictions”, Faculty Colloquium Series at SetonHallUniversitySchool of Law.
Panelist, January 17, 2008
“Election 2008: Is Race ‘Primary’?” Tenth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Reflection and Commemoration Luncheon, DePaulUniversitySchool of Law.
Panelist, September 17, 2007
“Voter Identification Requirements: Concerns and Consequences,” Constitution Day Symposium,St. John’sUniversitySchool of Law.
Presenter, April 18, 2007
“White Challengers, Black Majorities: Reconciling Competition in Majority-Minority Districts with the Promise of the Voting Rights Act”, CUNYLawSchool Faculty Workshop.
Panelist, November 16, 2006
Felon Disfranchisement and African Democracy: A Comparative Analysis of International Policy and Practice, Voters and Voting in New Democracy, African Studies Association 2006 Annual Conference.
Panelist, October 18, 2006
“The Voting Rights Act”, Law of Politics Symposium, GeorgetownUniversitySchool of Law.
Guest Lecturer, April 2006
Public International Law, KwameNkrumahUniversity of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
Panelist, April 2005
The Face of Democracy on an International Stage and Whether the American Model Works in African Nations, democracy: vote. right. act., Columbia University School of Law, Eleventh Annual Paul Robeson Conference.
Voices from the Frontline, Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future: Honoring the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, YaleUniversitySchool of Law.
Panelist, October 2004
Felony Disfranchisement, Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, University of ConnecticutSchool of Law.
Panelist, April 2003
Felon Disfranchisement and Civil Disability: Black Codes for the Twenty-First Century, Africana Criminal Justice Project Conference, The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Guest Lecturer, March 2003
Race and Legal Scholarship, New YorkUniversitySchool of Law.
Panelist, October 2002
Mass Imprisonment and the Disappearing Voter, Open Society Institute.
Panelist, September 2002
Democracy and Disfranchisement, National Symposium on Felony Disenfranchisement.
Convener & Panelist, January 2002
Drawing Democracy for New York’s New Majority, New York Voting Rights Consortium.