Hernandez at 50 PROGRAM
Thursday, November 18, 2004

UH Hilton Hotel, Second Floor

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Hernandez at 50 Conference Reception and Buffet Dinner

7:00 p.m.
Remarks by Director Paul Espinosa and Screening of THE LEMON GROVE INCIDENT

Friday, November 19, 2004
All Conference sessions will be held in the Hendricks Heritage Room, second floor, UH Law Center

8:00 a.m.-8:40 a.m.
Registration and coffee service

8:40 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Professor Michael A. Olivas
Dean Nancy B. Rapoport

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Panel I:
Ian Haney Lopez, "Race and Colorblindness after Hernandez and Brown."

Kevin Johnson, "Hernandez v. Texas: Legacies of Justice and Injustice"

Juan Perea, "Race through the Looking-Glass"


10:30 a.m.-10:45a.m.

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Panel II:
Steven H. Wilson, “Still ‘White’ After All These Years: Mexican Americans and the Politics of Racial Classification in the Federal Judicial Bureaucracy, Twenty-Five years after Hernandez v. Texas.”

Amilcar Shabazz, “Complicating the Black-White Binary: Mexican American & African American Identity Formation and Civil Rights Litigation”

Neil Foley, "The History of Minority Legal Organizations in Hernandez"


12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Frankel Rare Books Room, second floor, UH Law Center

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Panel III:
Sandra Guerra Thompson, "The Non-Discrimination Ideal of Hernandez v. Texas Confronts a "Culture" of Discrimination: The Amazing Story of Miller-El v. Texas"

Clare Sheridan, "Peremptory Challenges: Lessons from Hernandez v. Texas."

George Martinez, "The new version of Hernandez v TX: The Exclusion of Minorities from the Class Action Device"


3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m.-4:45p.m.
Panel IV:

Laura Gomez, "Off-White in an Age of White Supremacy: Mexican Elites and the Rights of Indians and Blacks in Nineteenth-Century New Mexico"

Thomas D. Russell, "The First Adoption of Standardized Testing at the University of Texas"

Richard Delgado, “Hernandez—Cause for Celebration?”


4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
All Authors Panel

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Reception and dinner (tickets required)
UH Hilton, Second Floor

8:00 p.m.
Sanchez Lecture, Hon. James deAnda