Adjoa Aiyetoro, Adjunct Professor of Law at American University's Washington College of Law and Legal Consultant for the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (NCOBRA), was the former Director of Administration for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and former Director of the National Conference of Black Lawyers.
John Calmore, Reef C. Ivey II Research Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, teaches antidiscrimination law, torts, critical race theory, and social justice lawyering. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors of the New World Foundation and as a member on the Board of Directors of the National Asian-Pacific American Legal Consortium. In addition, he also serves on the American Bar Association's Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the National Advisory Group to the Institute on Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota Law School.
John Chapman, Ph.D. candidate and teaching assistant in the History Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, researches the history of African Americans in the University and Chapel Hill communities from the time of slavery to the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Chapman is the current director of the Freedom Legacy Project, which documents the history of local anti-racist struggles in order to make that history available to movement building efforts today.
Elizabeth Cronise, an attorney with Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, P.L.L.C., specializes in antitrust law, international human rights cases, and complex civil litigation. She is presently involved in Hwang, et al. v. Japan, an international human rights case concerning the mass rape and sexual enslavement of women and girls across Southeast Asia by the Empire of Japan from 1931 to 1945.
Jerome Culp, Professor of Law at Duke University, teaches torts, black legal scholarship, law and economics, employment discrimination, sexuality and the law, narratives and the legal process, and labor law. Culp writes on race and the law, torts, law and economics, and labor economics issues.
William Darity, Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Research Professor of Public Policy Studies at Duke University, examines racial and economic inequality in the United States and internationally, North-South theories of development and trade, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, and the social psychological effects of unemployment.
Adrienne Davis, Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, teaches property, contracts, feminist legal theory, law and literature, race and the law, and reparations. Davis's research emphasizes the gendered dimensions of American slavery, including the regulation of sexuality under slavery, and its ongoing implications for law and social norms. Davis also received a grant from the Ford Foundation to research meanings and representations of black women and labor.
William Hohri, an Activist who was formerly interned at Manzanar War Relocation Center during World War II, lead the National Council for Japanese American Redress from 1979 through 1989, which sought compensation from the United States Government for wartime internment. Hohri also served as the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court Case, William Hohri, et al. v. United States (1987).
John McClendon, Associate Professor of African American Studies and American Cultural Studies at Bates College, teaches courses in American culture and African American studies. McClendon focuses his research in the areas of political philosophy, black politics, political culture, and Marxist thought.
Nell Jessup Newton, Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut, teaches courses in contracts, property, constitutional law, and American Indian law. Newton focuses her scholarship on Indian and constitutional law, writing frequently on tribal property rights and rights to self-government. In addition, she also co-authors a leading text book in American Indian law and manages the current revision of the Handbook of Federal Indian Law. --CANCELLED
Robert A. Sedler, Distinguished Professor of Law and Gibbs Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at Wayne State University, teaches courses in constitutional law and conflict of laws. Sedler has litigated a large number of civil rights and civil liberties cases in Michigan, Kentucky, and elsewhere, mostly as a volunteer lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union. A strong proponent of affirmative action, Sedler writes and speaks extensively on the subject. He was the principal author of the amicus curiae brief of the American Society of Law Teachers in the Bakke case and has been involved in other affirmative action litigation.
Harry Watson, Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializes in the antebellum South, Jacksonian America, and the history of North Carolina. Watson also serves as co-editor of the Center's journal, Southern Cultures.
Alicia Young, Staff Attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union in New York, works on the Drug Policy Litigation Project. Young represented needle exchange participants in a suit to stop police harassment. Currently, she works on cases to redress racially targeted drug sweeps. She also participates in the ACLU's campaign to register former offenders to vote after the completion of their sentences.