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Spring 2014 Title VII Symposium Call for Participation

Title VII at 50

The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; landmark legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. By its enactment, notions of equality were more deeply embedded in United States public law.

On April 4-5, 2014, the St. John’s Law Review, the Journal for Civil Rights and Economic Development and the St. John’s Journal of International and Comparative Law, in conjunction with NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law, The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development, the St. John’s Center for Labor and Employment Law, and the St. John’s Center of International and Comparative Law, will host a two-day symposium commemorating this important milestone, featuring panelists and speakers who will assess the past, present and future of Title VII.

Topics include:

  • The historical origins of Title VII and its current effectiveness
  • Reforms or amendments of Title VII in terms of its scope, implementation or interpretation
  • Important cultural, sociological, and societal changes wrought by Title VII

Presenters will include: 

  • Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;
  • Paulette Brown, President-Elect, American Bar Association;
  • Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York;
  • Rev. Dr. Floyd  H. Flake, former Congressman, 1986-1997;
  • Basil Paterson ’51, Partner, Meyer Suozzi, Deputy Mayor, NYC 1978
  • Charles B. Rangel, Member of Congress, United States House of Representative;

Friday, April 4, 2014
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. John’s School of Law
Belson Moot Court Room – 2nd Floor
8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439

Saturday, April 5, 2014
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New York University School of Law
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210, 2nd Floor
40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Each day: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



There is no fee to attend the symposium, but registration is required.  CLE credits will be given for both days

For more information, please contact:

Paula Edwards
Center Assistant