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Hofstra Law Hosts ‘Exploring the American Family’ Conference Featuring Presentations by Faculty Members
On November 3-5, Hofstra Law School hosted “Exploring the American Family,” a joint Conference of Asian American Law Faculty (CAPALF) and Northeast People of Color Conference (NEPOC), in which scholars addressed how law, culture and society have shaped the American family. Rose Cuison Villazor co-chaired the event, which also featured many Hofstra Law faculty members. Presenters included:
· J. Herbie DiFonzo, who delivered the lecture “Parenthood in the Twenty-First Century: The Evolving Functional Norms” as part of the “Challenges of Creating and Maintaining the Family” panel;
· Shane Dizon, who participated in the How to Get a Legal Teaching Job discussion;
· Akilah Folami, who participated in the first career development panel, “Getting Into the Academy”;
· Julian Ku, who spoke during the third career development panel, “Fulbright, Princeton LAPA, and Other Research Leave Opportunities”;
· Theo Liebmann, who delivered the lecture “The Impact of Immigration Law on Family Law Practice: Collateral Consequences and Collateral Opportunities” during “The Hidden Regulation of the Family” panel.
Additionally, John DeWitt Gregory was honored at the conference and received the Haywood Burns-Shanara Gilbert Award for his commitment to scholarship, the community and the mentoring of junior faculty.