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Race, Law, & the Value of Injury - Professor Jennifer Wriggins

Professor Jennifer B. Wriggins, Sumner T. Bernstein Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, presented the 2007 USM Trustee Professor Lecture to about 100 people on November 8 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

She lectured on "Race, American Law, and the Value of Injury: Historical Foundations, Contemporary Implications." Professor Wriggins' lecture analyzed the impacts of race and racism on the way the U.S legal system compensates victims of physical injuries, from the early twentieth century to the present.

In related scholarship, the LEGAL THEORY BLOG, with a wide internet reach, recently included an abstract of Professor Wriggins' essay entitled "Whiteness, Equal Treatment and the Valuation of Injury in Torts": http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/2007/08/wriggins-on-tor.html

Additional information regarding Professor Wriggins' ongoing scholarship may be found on her faculty profile: http://mainelaw.maine.edu/faculty/profiles/wriggins.html