Jerome M. Culp Critical Theory Lecture

February 01, 2024 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

Jerome M. Culp, Jr. became the first tenured professor of color at Duke Law in 1989. He was a prolific scholar, internationally known for his work on race and the law. The author of numerous books and articles on critical race theory, justice and equality, law and economics, and labor economics, Professor Culp also taught in the fields of torts, employment discrimination, and sexuality and the law. He died on February 5, 2004, having mentored and intellectually nurtured countless students and scholars.

On the eve of the 20th Anniversary of his untimely passing, the Center on Law, Race & Policy will host the Inaugural Jerome M. Culp, Jr. Critical Theory Lecture in his honor. The lecture will highlight Professor Culp's legacy and examine a contemporary challenge through the lens of critical theory, which Professor Culp championed. Robert S. Chang (Duke Law and Duke M.A. '92), the Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, will deliver the inaugural address. The event is open to students, faculty, alumni, and members of the Duke University community. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Sponsored by the Center on Race, Law, & Policy. For more information, please contact Shatanya McClure at