Professor Tabatha Abu El-Haj will present at the Missouri Law Review Symposium, "Policing, Protesting and Perceptions: A Critical Examination of the Events in Ferguson” on Feb. 27.
The symposium will explore the response to the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen who was killed by a former Ferguson, Mo. police officer, who was not indicted or charged by the U.S. Department of Justice in the shooting.
Abu El-Haj will take part in a panel that will examine protest and responsive and responsible expression. She will join Grant Doty, an attorney from the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Christina E. Wells, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Missouri School of Law and Professor Ben Trachtenberg of the University of Missouri, on the panel.
An authority on the right to peaceable assembly, Abu El-Haj has published extensively in scholarly journals on freedom of association and legal regulation in the American democracy.