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This symposium continues and sustains the exchange of ideas initiated at a panel presentation offered at the 2021 American Association of Law Schools (“AALS”) Annual Meeting in January 2021. The panel was titled Critical Legal Research: The Next Wave, and here we advance and extend that conversation with written contributions from the panelists.

The symposium and panel are outgrowths of truly organic collaboration that sprang from the passion for critical legal research felt by both the panel’s honorees—Professors Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic—and an exceptional group of academic law librarian scholars—Yasmin Sokkar Harker, Julie Krishnaswami, Grace Lo, Nicholas Mignanelli, and Nicholas F. Stump. Indeed their passion for Critical Race Theory and its potential impact on the law—and also, necessarily, on legal research—has stood the test of time by maintaining its power and its appeal to all those who struggle against the oppressive forces that permeate and sustain our economic and social order. Thirty years after Delgado and Stefancic first exposed these radical ideas to the light of day, the torch has been passed to a new generation of lawyers, legal academics, law librarians, and scholars.



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