The Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (SESWPOCC) promotes scholarship and professional development in the academic arena. SESWPOCC provides law faculty, especially junior faculty, the opportunity to present works-in-progress and to participate in discussions during the panel and roundtable sessions. This Conference has been instrumental in the development of legal scholarship by and about people of color. Our conferences are open and not limited to people of color.


SESWPOCC has been previously hosted by:


  • Tulane Law School (2005);

  • The University of New Mexico Law School (2006);

  • Florida A&M University College of Law (2007);

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law (2008);

  • Phoenix School of Law (2009);

  • The University of South Carolina Law School (2010);

  • Nova Southeastern University School of Law and Chicago’s John Marshall School of Law (2011);

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (2012);

  • The William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas-Little Rock (2013)

  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University (2014)

  • Florida A&M University College of Law (2015)

  • Southern University School of Law, Southern University (2017) 


SESWPOCC is one of five annual regional conferences—Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, Northeast, Southeast/Southwest, and Western—that started in 1999 to support the faculty of color in law teaching. At these regional conferences, legal scholars exchange ideas, promote professional development in the academic arena, and encourage the production of scholarship.

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