Salomone Participates in Global Summit

On January 13th, Professor Rosemary Salomone participated in a panel discussion on “Minorities, Equality & Divided Societies” as part of the Global Summit sponsored by the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism at the University of Texas School of Law. Her presentation entitled, “Transformative Constitutionalism: Education and Linguistic Rights in South Africa,” focused on the transformative nature of the South African Constitution and its role in resolving enduring disputes over language and race in South African society. Looking at three decisions of the Court over the past decade, she specifically put into question a recent shift in the Court’s approach from redressing the wrongs of the past, set against the history of apartheid, to addressing present inequities within a more conciliatory and inclusive multilingual narrative. The presentation was based on a chapter in her forthcoming book on “The Rise of English” to be published by Oxford University Press.

Rosemary Salomone
Kenneth Wang Professor of Law

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