Join us for an engaging and informative conversation on the history, contributions, and influence of Latinos in the U.S. with UCLA Law Professor Laura E. Gómez. Professor Gómez’s research and scholarship focuses on the intersection of law, race, politics, and inequality, both historically and today.
Professor Gómez will also specifically discuss a chapter in her recent book Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism. Please click here if you would like to download the chapter in advance of the discussion.
This program is co-hosted by Sidley’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Morgan Stanley’s Legal and Compliance Diversity and Inclusion Network.
Raul F. Yanes, Chief Compliance Officer and Global Head of Financial Crimes, Morgan Stanley
Laura E. Gómez, Professor, and Co-Founder and Faculty Director of Critical Race Studies Program, UCLA School of Law
María Meléndez, Chief Diversity Officer, Sidley
6:30 p.m. – 7:05 p.m.
Welcome Remarks and Featured Speaker
7:05 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
7:25 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Q&A and Closing Remarks
Professor Laura E. Gómez
Laura E. Gómez is a UCLA law professor. She is the co-founder and current faculty director of the Critical Race Studies Program. Her 2020 book Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism has been called “pioneering,” “insightful,” “incisive,” “bold,” and “required reading.” Her previous books include Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race. She has four degrees from Harvard and Stanford and was the first Mexican American woman in the U.S. to earn both a law degree (1992) and a Ph.D. (1994), both at Stanford. She clerked for Judge Dorothy W. Nelson on the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has previously served as Interim Dean of Social Sciences at UCLA and Vice Dean of the UCLA law school.