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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Professor Addie Rolnick to Present at University Forum Lecture

Addie Rolnick is an associate professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On Thursday, April 30, Professor Rolnick will present at a UNLV University Forum Lecture titled, "Race and Self-Defense Law: Beyond Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown." A professor of criminal law and Critical Race Theory, she will discuss self-defense, reasonable fear, stand your ground laws, and police shootings to show how race impacts nearly every case of stranger self-defense.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. inside the Barrick Museum Auditorium. It is presented by the UNLV College of Liberal Arts.

Professor Rolnick's scholarship focuses on bridging gaps between civil rights, Critical Race Theory, federal Indian law, and indigenous rights.