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Gerald Torres

Date: March 10, 2004 PST Location: Law School

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H.O. Head Centennial Professor in Real Property Law, University of Texas
March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Law School Student Lounge

A leading figure in Critical Race Theory, Professor Torres is also an expert in agricultural and environmental law. He came to Texas from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1993, and has also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as Counsel to then U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. His recently published book, The Miner’s Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy (Harvard University Press, 2002) with Lani Guinier, a Harvard law professor, was described by Publisher’s Weekly as “one of the most provocative and challenging books on race produced in years.”

He is a member of the Board of the Environmental Law Institute and the National Petroleum Council and formerly served on EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. He has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford and Harvard law schools and is a member of the American Law Institute.

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