Healing the Wounds of Slavery: Can Legal Remedies Work?

FRI, MAR 14, 2003 (47:07)

Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree Jr. and Boston University Law Professor Keith Hylton give a two-part keynote address from a Boston College symposium, “Healing the Wounds of Slavery: Can Present Legal Remedies Cure Past Wrongs?”

+ BIO: Keith Hylton

Keith Hylton has published numerous articles in American law journals and peer reviewed law and economics journals. His textbook, Antitrust Law: Economic Theory and Common Law Evolution, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2003. Professor Hylton joined the Boston University Law faculty in 1995 after teaching for six years and receiving tenure at Northwestern University School of Law. At BU Law, he teaches courses in antitrust, torts and labor law. In addition to teaching, he serves as co-editor of Competition Policy International and editor of The Social Science Research Network’s Torts, Products Liability and Insurance Law Abstracts.

+ BIO: Charles J. Ogletree Jr.

Charles Ogletree is the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at the law school. He is the author of the critically acclaimed All Deliberate Speed, and has received numerous awards and honors, including being named one of the 100+ Most Influential Black Americans by Ebony Magazine. In the immediate aftermath of the Crowley-Gates incident, Ogletree acted not only as counsel to Professor Gates but continues to act as advisor on police behavior to both Harvard University and the City of Cambridge. He was a senior advisor to President Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign.

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