Welcome to The Georgetown Law Journal‘s 2021 symposium: Democracy in Transition. This symposium brings together timely and novel scholarship on the future of U.S. democracy and tackles the fragility of a democracy in transition. Our program features a Keynote by Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a panel on Statehood as Racial Justice, and a panel on Gender at the post-Ginsburg Court. All of the speakers featured in this symposium will author pieces in the final issue of Volume 110 on the topic of Democracy in Transition.

In light of the pandemic, this symposium is fully virtual. All of the programs are prerecorded and available to view on demand. Join us for this conversation on Democracy in Transition by tuning into the recorded discussions below.

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Welcome to Democracy in Transition

Gabriela Chartier, Volume 110 Senior Symposium & Development Editor, introduces GLJ's biennial symposium.


Sherrilyn Ifill, President & Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. delivers the keynote for this symposium on the future of U.S. democracy in conversation with Anita Krishnakumar, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Statehood as Racial Justice: The Case of the Douglass Commonwealth

Statehood as Racial Justice: The Case of the Douglass Commonwealth features Jessica Bulman-Pozen & Olatunde Johnson of Columbia Law School, Yuvraj J. of Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, and GLJ Senior Articles Editor Jesus Rodriguez in conversation.

Gender at the post-Ginsburg Court

Gender at the post-Ginsburg Court, features Julie Suk of Fordham University School of Law & Yale Law School, Brian Slocum of University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law, and Kevin Tobia, Victoria Nourse, & Amy Marshak of Georgetown University Law Center in conversation.