2006 Archive

Boalt Professor to Speak on History of Chicano Movement

Professor and legal historian Ian Haney López will present The Chicano Fight for Justice: From White to Brown on Monday, January 30, at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. The presentation is part of the Jesse Carter Speaker Series on California Legal History which honors the late Justice Jesse Carter of the California Supreme Court. Professor López, a noted authority on race relations and the law, is most recently the author of Racism on Trial: The Chicano Fight for Justice (Belknap/Harvard, 2003), a groundbreaking study which uses the legal history of the Mexican-American civil rights struggle in Los Angeles to examine the relationship between legal violence and self-conceptions of racial identity. His previous book, White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race (NYU, 1966) examined cases brought under United States naturalization law between 1790 and 1952 that maintained a racial bar on citizenship. 1/26/2006