2001-03: Race, Class, and the Criminal Justice System

Wayne Morse Chair of Law and Politics

Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. (2001-02) 
Charles J. Ogletree is the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. His books include Brown at 50: The Unfinished Legacy (co-authored with Deborah Rhode) and All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education.

Robert P. Mosteller (2002-03)
Robert P. Mosteller is the Professor of Law and the J. Dickson Phillips Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He has published widely on the subjects of evidence and criminal procedure. His most concentrated writings have concerned issues in the prosecution of child abuse where children are victims and witnesses.


Resident Scholar

Merle Weiner, Professor of Law, University of Oregon


Distinguished Speakers

Marc Mauer, “Corrections Policy in an Era of Fiscal Restraint”
Sister Helen Prejean, “The Journey Continues”
Stephen B. Bright, “The Whole World Is Watching: The Future of the Death Penalty in America”
George H. Ryan, “Until I Can Be Sure: How Governor Ryan Decided to Suspend Capital Executions in Illinois”

Wayne Morse Center Events

  • Understanding the Context of Race and Criminal Justice: The New Reparations Movement Symposium
  • The Law and Politics of the Death Penalty: Abolition, Moratorium, or Reform? Conference
  • Racial Equity in the Criminal Justice System Conference sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center.
  • Race, Class, and the Criminal Justice System in Lane County Roundtable discussion sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center.

Project Grants

  • Restorative Justice Conference sponsored by UO School of Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and Professor Jane Gordon.
  • Prison and Prison Labor Course sponsored by UO History Department and Professor Randall McGowen.
  • Cops and Kids: Sharing Stories, Building Relationships and Working Together; Race and Community Policing. Community forum sponsored by Eugene Police Department.
  • The Influence of Race and Class on the Future of Policing
  • Event organized by the UO Criminal Law Students Association.
  • Prison Labor Monitoring Project. Research sponsored by UO Labor Education and Research Center and Professor Gordon Lafer.
  • Parenting from Prison. Research and handbook publication sponsored by Carole Pope.
  • Race, Class, and the Administration of Justice. Course sponsored by UO School of Law and Adjunct Professor Peter Ozanne.
  • Racial Equity in the Criminal Justice System. Symposium sponsored by Portland State University, Youth Law Center (San Francisco), Multnomah County Public Safety Project, and Adjunct Professor Peter Ozanne.
  • The Great Writ: Post Conviction Process in Capital and Non-Capital Cases. Course sponsored by UO School of Law and Adjunct Professor Rita Radostitz.
  • Race, Class, and the Criminal Justice System (Death Penalty). Film festival organized by Bijou Art Cinemas and Eugene Weekly.
  • Law, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse. Research sponsored by Resident Scholar Merle Weiner.
  • Death Penalty. Art exhibit organized by the UO Cultural Forum.
  • Left Behind: Child Custody Issues for Women Prisoners. Conference sponsored by Project Linkup, UO Women’s Law Forum, Carole Pope, and Professor Barbara Aldave.
  • Transnationalism, Ethnicity, and the Public Sphere. Conference sponsored by Oregon Humanities Center and UO Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.
  • Prison Growth: Political, Economic, and Social Issues. Conference sponsored by UO School of Law and UO Sociology Department.
  • The Death Penalty in Historical Perspective: The European and American Experience, 1600 to the Present. Class sponsored by Professor Randall McGowen, UO Department of History.
  • Project Linkup. Sponsored by Carole Pope, former inmate and prison activist, and Professor Barbara Aldave, UO School of Law.