Professors Jeffrey Omari, Maybell Romero, and Marc Falkoff participated in a Racial Justice Round Table co-hosted by The Black Law Students Association and The American Constitution Society (ACS). The event was held on February 25, 2021 as part of Black History Month and ACS discussions on Race and the Constitution.
Professor Marc Falkoff teaches courses primarily in constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure, post-conviction remedies and the federal courts. During the round table, Professor Falkoff briefly touched on a number of topics including raced-based crimes, the history and increase of hate crimes, mass incarceration, and the use of excessive force by police towards people of color.
Professor Jeffrey Omari teaches in the areas of constitutional law, privacy law, business associations and torts. During the program, Professor Omari discussed Afro-Futurism; its themes of police reform, social and economic inequality; election law, the intersection of race and class; and environmental issues; as well as racial justice moving forward.
Professor Maybell Romero has varied research interests in criminal law, criminal legal system ethics, constitutional law, and juvenile justice. Her talk centered around the historic public health threat posed by law enforcement, especially to the poor and communities of color. She argues that, like the coronavirus, it should be treated like any other public health crisis.