Jerome Culp"s life and work reflected many of the ideals that animate the project known as LatCrit. His work in Critical Race Theory, especially his work on race and autobiography and the possibility of a black subject position from which to engage in critique, inspired the new generation of legal scholars entering the academy in the early 1990s. Professor Culp"s relentless critique of institutions and individuals serves as a model for how one can simultaneously be a part of institutions and communities while working to transform them.

He brought this message to the critical Latina and Latino legal theory project. At LatCrit I, he emphasized the need for groups working together in solidarity to make sacrifices. His question, "How do we come to participate in the struggles of those who are not us?" remains an important starting point for the coalition work that is at the core to the LatCrit project. This emphasis on sacrifice and developing and deepening our knowledge of those who are not us helped shape the rotating centers and shifting bottoms concept that animates much of the LatCrit endeavor.

The Jerome McCristal Culp, Jr., Memorial LatCrit Lecture is presented at the Biennial LatCrit Conference to remember, honor, and further Jerome Culp"s work.


The Jerome McCristal Culp, Jr., Memorial LatCrit Lecture (JCL)