Prof. Ocen appointed to the Equal Justice Society Board of Directors
The Law School congratulates Professor Ocen's appointment to the Board of Directors of the Equal Justice Society. The EJS was formed by civil rights advocates to protect victims of discrimination and enforce the 14th Amendment through legal policy. This national organization provides aid in the following areas: criminal justice, environmental justice, local services divide and race-conscious remedies.
Professor Ocen's work examines the relationship between race and gender identities and punishment. Prior to joining the faculty at Loyola, Professor Ocen served as the Critical Race Studies Law Fellow at UCLA. While at UCLA she developed a project that examined conditions of confinement within women’s prisons and the race and gender implications of the use of practices such as shackling during labor and childbirth.
Former EJS board members include Charles Ogletree, professor of law, Harvard Law School and Eric Yamamoto, professor of law, University of Hawaii School of Law.