Deconstructing a Hate Crime

February 12, 2016 • 6:00 PM • Law School 3041

This panel addresses private and governmental incidences of racial and religious discrimination and explores potential prevention strategies and legal avenues of redress. Panelists will discuss relevant laws and policies in North Carolina and at the federal level, including potential need for reform of those laws and tensions between the First Amendment and hate crime laws. The panel will also consider how these laws apply in specific cases, including in response to the tragic shootings in Chapel Hill in February 2015, as well as the intersections of contemporary social movements and the law in tackling discrimination. Panelists include: Nermeen Arastu, Clinical Law Professor, CUNY School of Law, Chris Brook, Legal Director, ACLU of North Carolina, Joseph B. Cheshire, V, Attorney, Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, PLLC and Nura Sediqe, PhD candidate, Duke University. Jayne Huckerby, Associate Professor of Clinical Law, Duke University School of Law will be the moderator. Co-sponsored by Duke Muslim Law Students Association, Duke Bar Association, and The Light House Project. Refreshments will be provided when doors open at 6. Panel will begin at 6:30 sharp. For more information, please contact Shajuti Hossain at