Race and Inequality Colloquium

Professor Deborah N. Archer
Professor Vincent M. Southerland

Spring 2023
Tuesday, 4:25–6:25 p.m.
See below for location

2 Credits

The Race and Inequality Colloquium will explore the role the law plays in the oppression of people of color in America, serving as a driver of racial discrimination and inequality. But the law also has a powerful potential to overcome racial inequality. Much of our nation’s history can be understand through this lens. As America continues to wrestle with the structural racism and its impacts, understanding the potential and the limitations of the law as a tool for racial justice remains one of the most critical and urgent questions facing our country. Each week, students in the Colloquium will have the opportunity to engage with the work of leading scholars and advocates working in the field of racial justice. The Colloquium invites racial justice scholars to discuss their works-in-progress and advocates to discuss current campaigns.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - Room 208VH
Brandon Hasbrouck -  Associate Professor of Law, Washington & Lee University School of Law
The Antiracist Constitution

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - Lester Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall
Amna Akbar - Charles W. Ebersold and Florence Whitcomb Ebersold Professor, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Reform and Struggles Over Life, Death, and Democracy

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Derecka Purnell - 
Scholar-in-Residence, Columbia Law School
Becoming Abolitionists (Introduction & Chapter 1)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Joy Milligan - Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

The Constitution and Racial Repair

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Lisa Fairfax - 
Presidential Professor, University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law       
Racial Rhetoric or Reality? Cautious Optimism on the Link Between Corporate #BLM Speech and Behavior

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Chaz Arnett - Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Black Lives Monitored