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University of Houston Law Center hosts 25th annual Frankel Lecture virtually on Oct. 9

Boston University School of Law Dean and Professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig is the keynote speaker for the Houston Law Review's 2020 Frankel Lecture.

Sept. 25, 2020 – The Houston Law Review at the University of Houston Law Center will present a discussion via Zoom about law, society and the frequency of African Americans being fatally shot by law enforcement and individuals impersonating officers, drawing on the murders of Emmett Till and George Floyd to explain how these actions have developed over time at the 25th annual Frankel Lecture on Oct. 9.

Boston University School of Law Dean and Professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig will serve as the keynote speaker of the 25thAnnual Frankel Lecture, “From ‘Lynching as Status Quo’ to the New Status Quo: A socio-legal discussion of the pattern of police and quasi-police killings of African Americans.”

Onwuachi-Willig is a renowned legal scholar and expert in critical race theory, employment discrimination and family law. She graduated from University of Michigan Law School, where she was Note Editor on the Michigan Law Review and Associate Editor of the founding issue of the Michigan Journal of Race and Law. After law school, she clerked for Judge Solomon Oliver, now Chief U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, and Judge Karen Nelson Moore, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Commentators for the lecture are Tamara Lawson, Dean and Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law, and Aya Gruber, a Professor of Law at the University of Colorado.

The Frankel Lecture will begin at 11 a.m., Oct. 9 via Zoom and will be followed by a question and answer session.

The event has been approved for one hour of Texas CLE credit. If interested in attending please send a message to


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