Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice

The Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice was established in 2009 to honor the memory of Dr. Ann Lucas (1962 – 2009).

Before joining the Department of Justice Studies in 2000, Dr. Ann Lucas earned her J.D. and Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Her internationally recognized research focused on issues of gender inequality, domestic violence, prostitution, and drugs.

In Memory of Ann LucasA distinguished scholar, experienced teacher, inspiring mentor, and dedicated friend, Dr. Ann Lucas gave an invaluable contribution to the growth of the Department of Justice Studies as a vibrant and diverse academic community, and served as the Department Chair during the 2008 – 2009 academic year. Dr. Ann Lucas passed away on October 22, 2009 after a brief battle with cancer. 

The Ann Lucas Lecture Series consists of four annual symposia (two in the Fall and two in the Spring of each academic year) featuring internationally renowned scholars whose recent books offer outstanding contributions to the advancement of critical perspectives in the fields of law, social theory, and the humanities. In keeping with Dr. Ann Lucas’s dedication to engaged scholarship and open intellectual debate, the symposia are organized as dialogues between authors and their critics. All the symposia are held at San José State University and are open to students, faculty, and the broader community.