Georgetown Law will open at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, with liberal leave in effect. The Law Library will open at its regular hour. All in-class exams scheduled to begin at 9:00 am will begin at 1:30 pm.
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR AN UPDATE AT 9:00 AM, Tuesday, December 10th, for any changes to the Law Center's operating status resulting from changes in the weather.
All designated emergency employees must report to work on time. All other employees are expected to report to work by 11:00 am. Employees may take unscheduled leave, but should contact their supervisor to discuss the needs of their unit and individual circumstances.
Special events and programs scheduled to start before 11:00 am will be delayed and may be cancelled. Please check with your program planner to determine status.
Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives
The Georgetown Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives (MCRP) is one of Georgetown’s newest law journals and one of the few law journals in the country dedicated to legal scholarship on race and identity. We were founded in 2007 by an extraordinarily driven group of students who were inspired by their experiences with critical race theorists here at Georgetown and who saw the establishment of a race and identity law journal as a meaningful kind of activism. We produce two issues per year.
MCRP exists to provide both a forum for scholarship by academics, students and practitioners who are committed to racial justice and to provide a rigorous editorial experience for students who have the same goal. In our first year, our staff included students of all racial, ethnic, religious, and geographic backgrounds and we hope to maintain this crucial diversity. Because we have grown directly out of personal passion, we have many unique qualities that distinguish us from other journals.
We are grounded in critical race theory and our organization is animated by the principles of this movement. Critical race theory
examines race and identity with the goal of addressing and transforming the subordinated relationships that have historically defined race around the world. Founders of this provocative, intellectually and psychologically sophisticated field include our own Mari Matsuda, Charles Lawrence and Gary Peller. MCRP is committed to providing a platform for critical race theorists, and to incorporating the principle of anti-subordination into our organization itself. What does that mean? Inclusion of all members’ interests in decision-making, open communication at all times between Board members and staff, an atmosphere of concern for the well-being of our members, and humane policies that acknowledge the place journal membership holds among your other priorities as a student and adult.