Thursday, September 24 | 12:00 p.m.
The Princeton Fugitive Slave: James Collins Johnson
Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Dr. Lolita Buckner Inniss teaches in the areas of property, criminal law, comparative racism and the law, and law in literature and film. Her research addresses the geographic, historic and visual norms of law, especially in the context of gender and race. She is the author of dozens of articles, essays, book reviews and chapters that have appeared in distinguished publications in the United States and beyond. Inniss’s current major research project is a book titled The Princeton Fugitive Slave: James Collins Johnson, a socio-legal account of race, gender, slavery and the law at Princeton.
Professor Taja-Nia Henderson, Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Professor Taja-Nia Henderson was an associate in the litigation group of Arnold & Porter LLP in New York before joining the Rutgers faculty in 2010, where her practice included complex commercial litigation and pro bono civil rights advocacy. Her teaching and research interests are in legal and constitutional history, with a focus on slavery, incarceration, offender reentry, law and society, and land use/property. In 2013, the Rutgers–Newark Student Bar Association awarded Henderson with the law school’s “Professor of the Year” award.