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UNM law professor to speak on race relations

New Mexico State University's Black Programs will host University of New Mexico Professor of Law Sherri L. Burr as part of February's Black History Month at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in Corbett Center Room 210.


Burr will speak on "Race and Racism in the New Millennium." The talk will include discussion about the current state of relations among races, among other topics. This program is made possible by the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs.

Burr, who is a graduate of Yale Law School, has taught international law at UNM for 17 years. She also teaches art law, entertainment law, intellectual property law and wills and trust.

She produces and hosts a weekly television show, Arts Talk, airs at 9 a.m. on Mondays on Channel 27 in Albuquerque.

Burr has written three books and has been published in numerous journals in the United States, Spain, Japan and the United Kingdom. She has also written travel articles on Alaska and New Mexico, accompanied by her own photographs. She wrote a weekly column for the Albuquerque Tribune from December 2000 to June 2003, analyzing politics, race, sports and entertainment.

Burr has served as president of the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association and chair of the Art Law and International Law Sections of the Association of American Law Schools. She has also served on the executive council of the American Society of International Law and on the board of the Arts Alliance.