Prof. Portia Pedro (HLS ’09) discusses her use of CRT frameworks to understand changes in civil and criminal procedure, and examine how facially neutral rules shape outcomes to maintain structural racism.
Portia Pedro started her career as a public interest litigation fellow, fighting against anti-Mulsim police surveillance and for marriage equality at the state level. She joined the full-time faculty of Boston University School of Law as an associate professor in July 2018. She teaches civil procedure, remedies, and evidence. Professor Pedro’s research explores the procedure of procedure—how procedure develops and what hinders or furthers procedural decision making. She teaches and writes about the processes that judges use to make procedural decisions and the ways in which judges use civil procedure to navigate the tensions between law and equity, standards and rules, finality and fairness, and governments and marginalized groups.
The virtual conference will run from April 6 to April 18. Register for conference links and updates here: tinyurl.com/HLSCRT2021