Woodlawn Coffee and Law Walk: An Immersive Legal History of the Neighborhood South of E. 60th


Open to the public

The aim of the Woodlawn Coffee and Law Walk is to physically encounter some historical and contemporary particularities of the Woodlawn neighborhood and the Law School's relationship with it. We'll start at the Law School with coffee and snacks as Professor Hubbard introduces Hansberry v. Lee, an early and successful challenge to racially restrictive housing covenants led by the Law School's first African-American graduate. Then, we'll walk to the site of the Hansberry house and continue on a 30-40 minute stroll through Woodlawn. Our guide will be long-time resident and public defender Professor Conyers. Finally, we'll arrive at Robust Coffee Lounge on 63rd for a catered brunch and discussion with community leaders and a local real estate developer. This event is cosponsored by Law of the Land, Black Law Students Association, and the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy. It is free for students.