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This Symposium, " Pursuing Racial Fairness in the Administration of Justice: Twenty Years After McClesky v. Kemp," was conceived and inspired by Theodore Shaw, Director-Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Ted Shaw and his staff worked with Columbia Law School Professor Jeffrey Fagan to recruit an outstanding group of scholars and activists who met on March 2-3, 2007 to hear and comment on the articles appearing in this Symposium. In addition to the authors whose work appears in this issue, many others made important contributions to the Symposium through their commentaries and presentations. These include Christina Swarns, Cathleen Price, Dean Charles Boger, Lawrence C. Marshall, Dick Burr, George Kendall, Charles Ogletree, Kendall Thomas, Bryan Stevenson, Steven Hawkins, Wayne McKenzie, State Senator Rodney Ellis, David Singleton, and Gara LaMarche. We are grateful to all of them for their invaluable contributions.


Civil Rights and Discrimination | Criminal Law | Law | Law and Race