Posted April 3, 2024

Temple Law hosts Nelson A. Díaz lecture on affirmative action—a Latinx perspective

The second annual installment of the lecture series celebrating the Nelson A. Díaz Professorship in Law presented a Latinx perspective on the impact and demise of affirmative action.

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Temple University’s Beasley School of Law recently hosted the second annual celebration of the Nelson A. Díaz Professorship in Law. The panel event featured a discussion on Latinx perspectives regarding the historical impact of affirmative action and strategies for advancing Latinx access to educational opportunities following the program’s demise. 

Moderated by Associate Dean Donald Harris, the panel included Carlos Vargas-Ramos, director of public policy, external and media relations, and development at CENTRO, and Professor Juan Cartagena, Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School and president emeritus of LatinoJustice PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund).  

Díaz concluded the event with a tribute to Temple’s late president, JoAnne A. Epps. 

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