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Francisco Valdes

Francisco Valdes
Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar
J.S.D. 1994, Stanford Law School
J.S.M. 1991, Stanford Law School
J.D. 1984, University of Florida College of Law

Telephone: 305-284-5432   |   Fax: 305-284-6506   |   Office: G364   |   E-mail: fvaldes@law.miami.edu

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Presenter, panel on "Understanding Hispanics & Latinas In The New South," South Eastern Association of Law School 2013 Annual Conference, Palm Beach, Florida, August 4-10, 2013

Presenter, Social Justice Legal Studies Workshop, University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 19, 2013

Plenary Speaker, "LatCrit Publications Panel: Social Justice in Plural America, From Critical Theory to Legal Action," South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Escuela de Derecho, San Juan, Puerto Rico May 15-18

Participant, Study Space—"Comparative Legal Systems and Societies," Havana, Cuba, April 27-May 5, 2013

Plenary Speaker, "Critical Constitutional Studies and Legal Reform: The Case of Equal Protection," 2013 Critical Legal Theory Colloquium, Colorado Law, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, April 11, 2013

Plenary Speaker, "Race, Sex and Sexuality," University of Maryland Carey Law School, Baltimore, Maryland, March 29, 2013

Participant, panel on Harvard Journal of Law & Gender: Retrospective of "Máscaras, Trenzas, y Greñas," Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 28, 2013

Presenter, Social Justice Legal Studies Workshop, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington, February 22, 2013

Plenary Speaker, "The Goals of the Statement of Good Practices for the Retention for Minority Law Teachers and Students," Annual Meeting, Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, New Orleans, LA, January 4-7, 2013

Plenary Speaker, "Critical Approaches to Social Justice Teaching: Materials and Pedagogies," 10th Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, October 4, 2012

Plenary Speaker, "Access to Justice and LatCrit Social Justice Pedagogies," SALT Teaching Conference, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, October 4-6, 2012

Keynote Speaker, "Building the Arc of Justice: The Life and Legal Thought of Derrick Bell," Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, September 28, 2012

Presenter, UCLA-LatCrit IdeaLab Writing Workshop, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California, July 23, 2012

Panel Presenter, "The Antisubordination Constitution," Annual Meeting, Law & Society Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 5-8, 2012

Opening and Closing Remarks, "The Changing Face of Justice: Access to the Inter-American System of Human Rights," Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Politico Administrativo (CIAPA), Curridabat, Costa Rica, May 10-12, 2012

Plenary Speaker, "Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice," Santa Clara University Law School, Santa Clara, California, April 13, 2012

Panel Presenter, "With and Without Tenure: Challenging Institutional Hierarchies," Southeast/Southwest People of Color Scholarship Conference, Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama from March 29 - April 1, 2012

Guest Speaker, Clinical Workshop, "LatCrit Theory and Hemispheric Legal Studies," Villanova Law School, Villanova, Pennsylvania, February 13, 2012

Guest Speaker, Faculty Workshop, "LatCrit Theory: A Second Decade," Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC, January 31, 2012

Speaker, panel on "Out in the Classroom and in Academe", Annual Meeting, Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, Washington, DC, January 4-8, 2012

Plenary Speaker, "Global Justice: Theories, Histories, Futures," Sixteenth Annual LatCrit Conference, California Western School of Law & Thomas Jefferson School Of Law, San Diego, California, October 7-9, 2011

Participant, Social Justice Writer's Workshop, African American Policy Forum, Negril, Jamaica, July 13-27, 2011

Plenary Speaker, AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers, America Association of Law Schools, Washington, DC, June 23-25, 2011

Coordinator/Presenter, Diversity Workshop, Annual Meeting, Law & Society Association, San Francisco, California, June 2-5, 2011

Opening Remarks, "Migratory Currents in the Americas," South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law, Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Escuela de derecho, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 12-14, 2011

Participant, workshop on "Racism, Colonialism, and Law: Excavations, Operations, and Iterations," Center for Global Justice, Seattle University Law School, Seattle, Washington, April 8-9, 2011

Facilitator, Faculty Retreat and Town Hall Meeting, "Our Status within the Academy", 2011 Joint Meeting Southeast/Southwest and Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conferences, Nova Southeastern University Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, April 1, 2011

Participant, panel on "Equal Protection Law and the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA")", University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, March 31, 2011

Keynote, law review symposium on "Cultivating Native Intellect and Philosophy: A Community Symposium Recognizing and Discussing the Contributions of Christine Zuni Cruz," University of New Mexico School Of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 10, 2011

Plenary Speaker, "Teaching in a Transformative Era: The Law School of the Future," 2010 SALT Teaching Conference, University of Hawaii-Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 10-11, 2010

Guest Speaker, Faculty Lecture Series, "The Antisubordination Constitution: Equality, Democracy and the Rule of Law, University of Florida-Levin College of Law," Gainesville, Florida, November 15, 2010

Plenary Speaker, "The Color of the Economic Crisis: Exploring the Downturn from the Bottom Up," Fifteenth Annual LatCrit Conference, University of Denver-Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado, October 7-10, 2010

Plenary Speaker, "Our Country, Our World in a "Post-Racial" Era," Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, September 9-12, 2010

Plenary Speaker, "Globalizing Equality Theory, Constructing Material Justice: The Next Critical Project," LatCrit Colloquium on International and Comparative Law, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris, France, July 25-29, 2010

Plenary Speaker, "The Pedagogy of Testing: Summative, Formative, and Beyond," AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers, America Association of Law Schools, Washington, DC, June 16-20, 2010

Plenary Speaker, "'Post Racial Civil Rights Law, Politics and Legal Education: New and Old Color Lines in the Age of Obama," Mid-Year Meeting, America Association of Law Schools, New York, New York, June 8-12, 2010

Coordinator/Presenter, Diversity Workshop, "After Critique: What is Left of the Law & Society Paradigm?" Annual Meeting, Law & Society Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 27-30, 2010

Keynote, "Beyond Law," Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada, May 20-22, 2010

Opening Remarks, "The Global Politics of Food: Sustainability and Subordination," South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico, May 6-8, 2010

Keynote Speaker, Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, March 26, 2010

Participant, plenary panel on "Intersectionality by Design: Epistemologies, Disciplines, and Discourse," Fourth Annual Critical Race Studies (CRS) Symposium, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California, March 13, 2010

Remarks, Society of American Law Teachers, Great Teacher Award "Pedagogy and Technology: Bringing Values Back into the Law School Classroom," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 9, 2010

Speaker, law review symposium on "Courting Change: Legal Perspectives on Contemporary LGBT Issues," Boston University School of Law, Boston, Masachusetts, October 23, 2009

Participant, roundtable discussion on "The Crisis of the Latino/a Intellectual," Fourteenth Annual LatCrit Conference, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, October 2, 2009

Speaker, "Leveling the Entry Field: Demonstrating the "Job Talk" for Law Teaching Aspirants," Fourteenth Annual LatCrit Conference, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, October 2, 2009 (for webcast)

Speaker, "Culture, Knowledge, and the Law: The Crisis of Justice," Inaugural Meeting of the Hemispheric Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, September 24, 2009

Speaker, plenary panel on "Shifting the Geography of Reason on Literature, Law, and the Study of Religion," Sixth Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Philosophical Association, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, August 13, 2009

Participant, LatCrit Board-and-Friends Planning Retreat, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington, August 3, 2009

Participant, AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers, "The Pedagogy of Examination: Exam Preparation, Reading, Grading, Review and Course Evaluation," Washington, D.C., June 20, 2009

Speaker, "Legal/Political Progressivism and Public Policies in the Americas," South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law, Universidad de Talca, Santiago, Chile, April 30-May 2, 2009

Speaker, plenary panel on "Re-Defining CRT: The Future of the Movement," Critical Race Theory 20, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, April 3, 2009

Participant, LatCrit Board-and-Friends Planning Retreat, Denver University College of Law, Denver, Colorado, December 7, 2008

Participant, Study Space III— "Social & Cultural Demands on Private and Public Lands in the Post-Colonial North American West: Managing the 'City Beautiful'," Denver, Colorado, November 30-December 6, 2008

Speaker, law school symposium on "Amendment 2: Conflicting Rights," Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida, October, 25 2008

Annual Lecturer, LatCrit/ SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop, Thirteenth Annual LatCrit Conference, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington, October 4, 2008

Award Recipient & Speaker, Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, September 14, 2008

Speaker, interdisciplinary conference on "Toward a Latino/a Academy in the United States," University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California, May 2, 2008

Participant, LatCrit Board-and-Friends Planning Retreat, Denver University College of Law, Denver, Colorado, April 28, 2008

Keynote Speaker, "Antisubordination Values and the Federal Constitution: Toward Principled Originalism," interdisciplinary conference on "Disrupting the Status Quo: Exposing Bias, Building Community," The Adler Institute on Social Exclusion, Chicago, Illinois, April 22, 2008

Presenter, faculty workshop on "Contemporary Critical Approaches to Legal Scholarship," Villanova School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 20, 2008

Keynote Speaker, "Knowledge Production and Social Responsibility: Academic Activism Across the Disciplines," university conference on "Globalization & Justice, Interdisciplinary Dialogues," Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington, February 5, 2008

Moderator/Commentator, law review symposium on "The Future of Affirmative Action: Seattle School District #1 Race, Education and the Constitution," University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, February 2, 2008

Speaker, forum on "LatCrit Scholarship: A (Self-Critical) Review of the First Decade," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, New York City, New York, January 5, 2008

Participant, Study Space I—"Entering the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities of Panama's Explosive Urban Growth," Panama City, Panama, December 8-18, 2007

Moderator, workshop on "LatCrit Praxis as an Accredited NGO before the United Nations," Twelfth Annual LatCrit Conference, Miami, Florida, October 5, 2007

Speaker, international seminar on "Public Law Litigation and Enforcement: Comparative Perspectives," Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, September 7, 2007

Participant, LatCrit Board-and-Friends Planning Retreat, Denver University College of Law, Denver, Colorado, July 23, 2007

Speaker, "Race and Subjugation Across the Americas," South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, May 10, 2007

Keynote Speaker, "The Rule and Abuse of Law: The Roles, Duties and Limits of the Legal Scholar," Fourteenth Annual Southeast-Southwest People of Color Scholarship Conference, Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, Florida, March 22, 2007

Speaker, conference on "International Law in American Constitutional Law," Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida, February 4, 2007

Moderator, forum on "LatCrit Theory, Praxis and Community: A Historical and Conceptual Overview," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, Washington, DC, January, 2007

Culp Lecturer, "The Constitution of Terror: Big Lies, Backlash Jurisprudence and the Rule of Law," Eleventh Annual LatCrit Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 5, 2006

Speaker, "Free-Market Fundamentalism: A Critical Review of Dogmas and Consequences," South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, May 16, 2006

Keynote Speaker, "Outsider Scholarship: The Next Generation," Twelfth Annual Western Law Professors of Color Scholarship Conference, San Diego, California March 20, 2006

Facilitator, workshop on "LatCrit Theory: Reflections on the First Decade," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, Washington, DC, January 5, 2006

Speaker, "Critical Approaches to Economic In/Justice," Tenth Annual LatCrit Conference, Inter-American University School of Law, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 10, 2005

Speaker, comparative colloquium on "Criticality in Law and Legal Education," G. Vargas Institute, School of Law, Sao Paolo, Brasil, July 12, 2005

Speaker, comparative colloquium on "Critical Theory and Legal Education in the United States," Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, July 8, 2005

Speaker, "Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations 'Decade of Indigenous Peoples' – A Critical Assessment," South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law, Inter-American University School of Law, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 10, 2005

Facilitator, LatCrit Board-and-Friends Planning Retreat, InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 7-9, 2005

Facilitator, workshop on "Critical Legal Education in Comparative and International Perspective," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, San Francisco, California, January, 2005

Facilitator, LatCrit Board-and-Friends Planning Retreat, InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 12-13, 2004

Speaker, "Reconstituting Constitutions and Cultures: Neoliberalism, Social Justice and the Rule of Law," South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law, Inter-American University School of Law, San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 10, 2004

Speaker, university conference on "Fifty Years of Brown," Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida, October 29, 2004

Speaker, university symposium on "Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution," University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 22, 2004

Speaker, "Critical Theory and Critical Education in the 21st Century," Eighth Annual Latina/o Law Student Association National Conference, Denver University College of Law, Denver, Colorado, October 10, 2004

Keynote Speaker, "Mapping the Moment: Cultural Warfare and Critical Outsider Jurisprudence," Second National People of Color Conference, George Washington University School of Law, Washington, DC, October 4, 2004

Speaker, faculty seminar on "LatCrit Theory in Latin America," Inter-American University School of Law, San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 8, 2004

Speaker, "LatCrit Theory and Praxis in International Contexts," LatCrit Colloquium on International and Comparative Law, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa August 12, 2004

Speaker, "LatCrit Theory and Praxis: A Critical Overview," Ninth Annual LatCrit Conference, Villanova University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 2, 2004

Speaker, workshop on "Law Students and Legal Scholarship: Mapping an Agenda," Inter-American University School of Law, San Juan Puerto Rico, January 12, 2004

Facilitator, workshop on "Making Change: LatCritical Praxis and Critical Legal Education," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, Atlanta, Georgia January, 2004

Facilitator, LatCrit Board-and-Friends Planning Retreat, InterAmerican University School of Law, Vieques, Puerto Rico, December 14-18, 2003

Speaker, "Beyond Formal Democracy: Re-Conceiving Self Determination," South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law, Inter-American University School of Law, San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 11, 2003

Speaker, law review symposium on "Lesbian and Gay Rights After Lawrence v. Texas," Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, November 17, 2003

Speaker, "Colonialism, Globalization and Law," LatCrit Colloquium on International and Comparative Law, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 10, 2003

Facilitator, workshop on "Critical Pedagogy and Outsider Jurisprudence: Toward Critical Legal Education," Eighth Annual LatCrit Conference, Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2, 2003

Speaker, university conference on "Education, Technology and Innovation," Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, April 25, 2003

Keynote Speaker, law school conference on "Race and Sexual Orientation in Law and Society: Looking Back to the Future?," Annual Conference of the Georgetown Journal of Race and Gender, Washington, DC, March 28, 2003

Speaker, law school conference on "LatCrit Theory, Latinas/os and Law," University of Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, February 28, 2003

Facilitator, workshop on "Critical Legal Education, Experiential Learning and International Studies: A LatCrit Approach to Study-Abroad Programs," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, Washington, DC, January, 2003

Speaker, plenary panel on "Latina/o or Hispanic Identity Within the United States' Legal System: Natural, Necessary or Imposed?," Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, California, October 5, 2002

Speaker, author-meets-reader panel on "Critical Legal Theories," Alberto Hurtado University School of Law, Santiago, Chile, August 13, 2002

Keynote Speaker, "Law, Gender and Sexuality: Critical Notes on De/Regulation," Law, Gender and Sexuality Conference, University of Keele, Keele, United Kingdom, June 29, 2002

Speaker, editor/author-meets-reader panel on "Critical Race Theory, Law & Economics, and Empiricism," Law and Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 4, 2002

Speaker, law school conference on "LatCrit Theory, Critical Race Theory and Legal Scholarship: Transforming Academic Cultures," University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, January 27, 2002

Speaker, panel on "Sexual Minorities and the Military: The Culture Wars Go to Law School," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 6, 2002

Keynote Speaker, "Sexuality and Its Limits," Second Annual "Debate Pais," Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, November 15, 2001

Speaker, university conference on "Multiculturalism and International Human Rights," Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile, November 14, 2001

Keynote Speaker, "Identity and History, Community and Responsibility: Knowledge and Action in Hard Times," Annual Statewide Meeting, Florida Education Fund, Tampa, Florida, October 20, 2001

Moderator, roundtable discussion on "Encountering Latin America: Exploring the Parameters and Relevance of LatCrit Theory in and Through a Regional Rotation," Sixth Annual LatCrit Conference, University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, April 27, 2001

Keynote Speaker, "White Supremacy, Judicial Politics and the Rule of Law: Invoking the Traditions of Remembrance and Resistance in the Wake of the 2000 Racial Civil Coup," Mid-Atlantic Scholars of Color Regional Conference, Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson School of Law, University Park, Pennsylvania, February 3, 2001

Keynote Speaker, "The Price and the Glue of American Nationhood: Reflections on Race and the Politics of Faction at the Turn of the Millennium," Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration, Loyola-Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, January 16, 2001

Facilitator, workshop on "Critical Pedagogies and Formal Legal Education: A LatCrit Exchange," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, San Francisco, California, January, 2001

Speaker, plenary panel on "Teaching Critical Theory in Law School Settings," SALT Teaching Conference, New York University School of Law, New York City, New York, October 21, 2000

Keynote Speaker, "Insisting on Critical Theory in Legal Education: Making Waves While Making Do," Olmos Lecture, University of California-Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, October 5, 2000

Speaker, plenary panel on "The Power to Order: Placing the Legal Control of Sexualities in Comparative and International Perspective," LatCrit Colloquium on International and Comparative Law, Universidad de Malaga, Facultad de Derechos, Malaga, Spain, July 12, 2000

Facilitator, plenary roundtable on "Race and Social Class," Annual Meeting, Law & Society Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 28, 2000

Moderator/Commentator, panel on "LatCrit Theory and Education: Law and Beyond," Fifth Annual LatCrit Conference, Denver, Colorado, May 5, 2000

Lecturer, "Queer Theory in International Law: Toward Substantive Human Rights," Annual Meeting, American Society of International Law, Washington, DC, April 6, 1999

Speaker, panel on "Queering Culture: Re-Reading Identity in Latin America," International Congress, Latin American Studies Association, Miami, Florida, March 17, 2000

Presenter, "Immigration Law, Sexual Orientation and LatCrit Theory," Legal Theory Faculty Workshop, Quinnipiac School of Law, Hamden, Connecticut, March 8, 2000

Speaker, plenary panel on "Critical Analysis and NonTraditional Perspectives," Conference on Latin American Legal Scholarship, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 11, 2000

Speaker, plenary panel on "Comparative Racialization," UCLA Law Review Annual Symposium, Los Angeles, California, February 25, 2000

Presenter, faculty seminar on "LatCrit Theory and InterAmerican Studies of Law and Society," University of Miami, Latin American Studies Center, Miami, Florida, January 14, 2000

Facilitator, roundtable discussion on "Legal Scholarship Toward Tenure," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, Washington DC, January 8, 2000

Speaker, panel on "Reviewing the Legacy of Liberalism: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness – Linking Property to Rights," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, Washington DC, January 7, 2000

Speaker, panel on "Feminist Men Writing on Gender," San Francisco Book Fair, San Francisco, California, October 15, 1999

Keynote Speaker, "Merit and Bias in Legal Education: A Critical History and Contemporary Assessment," Annual Orientation Conference, Florida Minority Participation in Legal Education Program, Miami, Florida, August 4, 1999

Speaker, plenary panel on "Human Rights Law and LatCrit Theory After Pinochet," LatCrit Colloquium on International and Comparative Law, the Americas and Latinas/os, Universidad de Malaga, Facultad de Derechos, Malaga, Spain, June 22, 1999

Speaker, plenary roundtable on "Celebrating Our Emerging Voices: Coherence or Tower of Babble," First National Meeting of the Six Regional People of Color Legal Scholarship Conferences, Chicago, Illinois, March 26, 1999

Speaker, panel on "Liberalizing Markets and Sexualities," Annual Meeting, American Society of International Law, Washington DC, March 25, 1999

Speaker, panel on "Sex, Poverty and Imperialism," Annual Meeting, American Society of International Law, Washington DC, March 24, 1999

Speaker, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Law, Desire and Violence," conference on "Bridging Divides: Unifying Antisubordination Theories," DePaul University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, March 6, 1999

Speaker, "Exploring the Multiple Meanings of Race and Ethnicity," Consultation on Women, Ethnicity, Race and International Human Rights: Intersections in the Americas, CUNY School of Law, CUNY Graduate Center and CUNY Center for the Study of Women and Society, New York City, New York, February 25, 1999

Speaker, panel on "Solomon II: Amelioration, Repeal and Progressive Resistance," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 9, 1999

Co-facilitator, workshop on "Solomon II and Legal Education: De Jure Discrimination, The Spending Power, and the Takings Clause," Robert Cover Study Group, Society of American Law Teachers, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 8, 1999

Moderator, roundtable discussion on, "New Directions: Gay Rights in the 21st Century," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 7, 1999

Presenter, "Legal Scholars as Cultural Warriors," Legal Theory Faculty Workshop, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, October 30, 1998

Speaker, special workshop, "Service in the Life of a Law Professor: Work as a Form of Social Justice," AALS Recruiting Conference, American University College of Law, Washington, DC, October 28, 1998

Moderator, plenary panel on "Identity and Politics in the Workplace and Beyond," Third Annual Intell Conference, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, March 28, 1998

Speaker, university conference on "Race in the 21st Century," University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, February 21, 1998

Speaker, plenary panel on "Constructing Marginality," University of Denver Law Review Annual Symposium, Denver, Colorado, February 6, 1998

Speaker, special plenary program on "Non-Discrimination Law School Policies and Military Recruitment on Law School Campuses," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, San Francisco, California, January 9, 1998

Speaker, plenary panel on "Legal Theory and Coalition Building," International Critical Race Theory Conference, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, November 15, 1997

Speaker, panel on "Equal Protection: Doctrine and Theory," Lavender Law Conference, National Lesbian & Gay Law Association, Los Angeles, California, October 25, 1997

Presenter, "Civil Rights Roundtable," Lavender Law Conference, National Lesbian & Gay Law Association, Los Angeles, California, October 24, 1997

Facilitator, roundtable discussion on "Law and Practice in China and the United States," Chinese/American Comparative Symposium, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, October 4, 1997

Speaker, workshop on "Constitutional Law: Moving from Identities to Ideas to Teach Difficult Cases," SALT Teaching Conference, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, September 27, 1997

Keynote Speaker, "Legal Education in the United States Before and After Affirmative Action," Annual Orientation Conference, Florida Minority Participation in Legal Education Program, Miami, Florida, July 30, 1997

Presenter, plenary session on "Outsider Scholarship, Outsider Scholars: Combining Theory and Praxis in Professional and Institutional Contexts," Ninth Annual Critical Race Theory Workshop, Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 20, 1997

Keynote Speaker, "LatCrit Theory, Queer Legal Theory and the Legal Regulation of Human Sexualities," Second Annual LatCrit Conference, St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, May 3, 1997

Speaker, law school forum on "Discourse and Diversity: Race, Politics and Claims About Equality," University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, April 17, 1997

Speaker, workshop on "Race and the Legal Profession," Center for Ethics and Public Service, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, April 9, 1997

Speaker, plenary panel on "Sexual Orientation and Intersectionalities," Hastings Law Review Annual Symposium, San Francisco, California, March 29, 1997

Speaker, panel on "Loving v. Virginia: A 30th Anniversary Retrospective," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, Washington, DC, January 5, 1997

Presenter, plenary session on "Equality Law and Coalitional Activism in a post-Hopwood World: Developing a Specific Agenda and Strategy in an Era of Backlash," Eighth Annual Critical Race Theory Workshop, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, November 16, 1996

Speaker, law school symposium on "LatCrit Theory, Critical Race Theory and Legal Education in a Multicultural Society," University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, November 12, 1996

Speaker, panel on "Enlisting the Establishment: Using Bar Organizations and Resources to Combat Homophobia in the Profession," Lavender Law Conference, National Lesbian & Gay Law Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 26, 1996

Speaker, law school symposium on "Penalties, Prohibitions & Punishment: Who Can Get Justice in the United States?," University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, October 19, 1996

Moderator, panel on "Current Issues and Recent Developments in Sexual Orientation Law," Annual Meeting, State Bar of California, Long Beach, California October 12, 1996

Moderator, panel on "Language, Culture and Ethnicity: Civil Rights, Identity Politics & Latina/o Communities in the United States," Annual Convention, Hispanic National Bar Association, Miami, Florida, October 5, 1996

Speaker, plenary panel on "Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Scholarship: Its Forms and Functions," AALS Workshop on Sexual Orientation and the Law, Washington DC, October 4, 1996

Facilitator, discussion group on "Teaching Law School Courses on Latinas/os and the Law," First Annual LatCrit Conference, San Diego, California, May 5, 1996

Speaker, plenary roundtable discussion on "LatCrit Theory and the Post-Identity Era: Transcending the Legacies of Color and Coalescing a Politics of Consciousness," First Annual LatCrit Conference, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, May 4, 1996

Moderator, plenary panel on "LatCrit Theory: Articulating Latina/o Visions and Voices in Critical Legal Discourse," First Annual LatCrit Conference, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, May 3, 1996

Moderator, law school forum on "Ethnicity and Lawyering: Hispanic Perspectives," University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, April 24, 1996

Speaker, law school forum on "Race Discrimination and the Intent Standard: Insights of Critical Legal Theory and Civil Rights Scholarship," University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, April 9, 1996

Presenter, "The Relationship of Doing to Being: Conduct, Status, and Identity in Equality Jurisprudence," Legal Theory Faculty Workshop, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, February 9, 1996

Speaker, panel on "Gay and Lesbian Legal Theory," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, San Antonio, Texas, January 4, 1996

Speaker, panel on "Teaching Law and Sexuality or Sexual Orientation: Ways and Means," Symposium, Society of American Law Teachers, Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, San Antonio, Texas, January 4, 1996

Moderator, panel on "Latinas/os and Critical Race Theory: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," Colloquium on Critical Race Theory and Practice, Annual Convention, Hispanic National Bar Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico October 13, 1995

Presenter, plenary session on "Race and Sexual Orientation," Seventh Annual Critical Race Theory Workshop, Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 28, 1995

Speaker, panel on "Eliminating Heterosexism in Legal Decisionmaking," California Administrative Law Judges Annual Judicial Forum, San Diego, California, June 2, 1995

Speaker, plenary session on "Identity Crises: A Comparative Critique of Racial and Sexual Identity in Equal Protection Law," Southwest/Southeast Law Professors of Color Conference, University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, May 19, 1995

Moderator, panel on "HIV, Gender, and Sexual Orientation," Women in the Law Conference, Costa Mesa, California, May 6, 1995

Speaker, "Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation as Legal Concepts: A Critique of "Identity" in Constitutional Law," The Law & Identity Workshop, University of California-Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California April 7, 1995

Speaker, panel on "Class Politics in Lesbian/Gay/Bi Communities," Critical Legal Studies Conference, American University College of Law & Georgetown Law Center, Washington, DC, March 11, 1995

Presenter, "Deconstructing the Conflation of Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation in Law and Society," Legal Theory Faculty Workshop, Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, March 1, 1995

Speaker, panel on "Queer Legal Theory, Gay Androsexism, and Lesbian Legal Theory," Symposium on Lesbians & the Law, University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California, February 24, 1995

Speaker, "Hate, Coming Out and the Politics of Identity," University of San Diego Law School, Stop Hate Week, San Diego, California, February 15, 1995

Moderator, panel on "Race, Ethnicity and Sexual Orientation: Critical Intersection," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 6, 1995

Presenter, "Deconstructing the Conflation of Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation in Law and Society," Legal Theory Faculty Workshop, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, December 2, 1994

Presenter, "Deconstructing the Conflation of Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation in Law and Society," Faculty Seminar Series, University of California-Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, November 17, 1994

Moderator, panel on "The Politics of Identity," Lavender Law Conference, National Lesbian & Gay Law Association, Portland, Oregon, October 23, 1994

Speaker, panel on "Lesbian Legal Theory," Lavender Law Conference, National Lesbian & Gay Law Association, Portland, Oregon, October 22, 1994

Presenter, "The Role of Sex and Gender in the Construction of Sexual Orientation; The Role of Sexual Orientation in the Perpetuation of Sex and Gender Discrimination," Legal Theory Faculty Workshop, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California, October 17, 1994

Speaker, panel on "How to Become a Law Professor," Annual Convention, La Raza Lawyers Association of California, Palm Springs, California, October 8, 1994

Moderator, panel on "Evolving Conceptions of Family," Annual Meeting, State Bar of California, Anaheim, California, September 22-24, 1994

Speaker, panel on "Understanding and Eliminating Sexual Orientation Bias in the Legal Profession," Annual Meeting, State Bar of California, Anaheim, California, September 22-24, 1994

Speaker, panel on "Breaking Down Barriers: Overcoming Discrimination in the Legal Profession Against Attorneys with Disabilities and Against Gay and Lesbian Attorneys," Annual Convention, American Bar Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 8, 1994

Presenter, plenary session on "The Intersection(s) of Race and (Homo)Sexuality," Sixth Annual Critical Race Theory Workshop, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Florida, June 23, 1994

Speaker, colloquium on "Sexuality, Expression, and the Regulation of Sexual Expression Under the First Amendment," University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, June 4, 1994

Keynote Speaker, "The Emergence of Sexual Minorities in North American Law and Society: A Twentieth Century Tale," Tom Homann Law Association, San Diego, California, June 2, 1994

Speaker, law school forum on "From Plato to HIV and Beyond: A Social and Legal History of Same-Sex Sexuality in Western Societies," University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California, February 12, 1994

Speaker, panel on "Client Bias: Do(ing) the Right Thing," Annual Meeting, State Bar of California, San Diego, October 8, 1993

Speaker, panel on "Empowerment: Seize the Moment and Keep It," Plenary Session, Annual Statewide Minority Attorneys' Conference, Ethnic Minority Relations Committee, State Bar of California, Monterey, California, September 11, 1993

Keynote Speaker, community forum on "The Criminalization of Sex," San Diego Psych-Law Society, San Diego, California, May 28, 1993

Speaker, panel on "AIDS and the Law," Annual Pre-Law Conference, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, California, May 20, 1993

Speaker, panel on "Preparing for Law School," High School Students of Color Pre-Law Conference, American Bar Association, San Diego, California, May 14, 1993

Speaker, plenary panel on "Difference in the Classroom: Issues of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation," Western Law Professors of Color Conference, Monterey, California, March 26, 1993

Moderator, panel on "Censoring Art and Sex in the Age of AIDS," Annual Meeting, American Association of Law Schools, San Francisco, January 7, 1993

Speaker, law school forum on "Hate Crimes, Hate Speech, and the Constitution," California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, October 22, 1992