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About ClassCrits

ClassCrits was founded in 2007 and became a tax-exempt, 501c(3) membership-based organization in 2018. Our Mission Statement, published in 2014, includes the following principles:

  • We reject the theory that economic inequality is an unavoidable result of an impartial market, or that economic interests are separate from social identity and politics.
  • We hold that economic class power and inequality is inextricably connected to race and gender hierarchies along with other social systems of unequal power and privilege.
  • We hold that law is central to the creation and maintenance of structural inequalities.

Board of Directors

Lucy Jewel, President  (Board Term through 2025)

Athena D. Mutua, Vice President (Board Term through 2025)

Martha T. McCluskey, Treasurer  (Board Term through 2024)

Danielle Kie Hart  (Board Term through 2026)

Victoria J. Haneman (Board Term through 2024)

Thomas E. Kleven  (Board Term through 2025)

Lua Kamál Yuille  (Board Term through 2025) 

Shelley Cavalieri  (Board Term through 2024)

Antonia Eliason  (Board Term through 2024)
Jenny Logan  (Board Term through 2026)
Chunlin Leonhard (Board Term through 2026)
Kim Vu-Dinh  (Board Term through 2026)

Governing Documents

ClassCrits Certificate of Incorporation

ClassCrits IRS tax exemption 


Funding Acknowledgement

ClassCrits, Inc. has been supported by the law schools, universities, and faculty who have hosted our conferences, along with participants' registration fees. Member dues and donations will help us build our network and support future events. We depend on volunteer organizing from participants, board members and colleagues.

In addition, in 2017-2018 we have funding and administrative support from the Rowboat Family Foundation to support formal incorporation and capacity building.

We thank the following universities and law schools for hosting our conferences since our beginning in 2007:

  • University at Buffalo, State University of New York & Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy
  • American University Washington College of Law
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Southwestern Law School
  • University of California Davis School of Law
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Tulane University Law School
  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • Western New England University School of Law
  • Thurgood Marshall University School of Law
  • Southwestern Law School

We also thank 2022 conference co-sponsors Taproot Earth and UCI Community Resilience.