Antiracist Legal Education

At the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, we believe antiracist legal education is necessary to equip future attorneys, judges, and policymakers to analyze racially unjust laws and develop antiracist alternatives. To this end, the Center has launched its Antiracist Legal Education (ALE) program, which will provide antiracist pedagogy and learning trainings to law professors and students across the country. 

The Antiracist Legal Education Program

Understanding racism in our legal system is a core professional competency for law students. Accordingly, the ABA adopted Standard 303(c) that requires law schools to provide legal education on bias, cross-cultural competency, and racism. There are currently few free and accessible resources to help law professors and students learn about racism. Recognizing this gap, the BU Center for Antiracist Research has launched an Antiracist Legal Education (ALE) program under the leadership of Professor Jasmine Gonzales Rose, BU School of Law Professor and the Center’s Chair of Policy.


Jasmine Gonzales Rose is a Professor of Law at Boston University, as well as the Policy Chair and a founding faculty member at the BU Center for Antiracist Research established in July 2020 by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Professor Gonzales Rose has taught Law since 2010 (courses on Evidence, Race, Racism & the Law, LatinXs & the Law, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, and Civil Rights Law) and writes on the intersections of racism and linguicism with Evidence Law and juries. She is an award-winning teacher and enjoys integrating elements of mindfulness into her teaching and facilitation. Professor Gonzales Rose has extensive experience providing antiracism trainings for legal and academic audiences. Her presentations are grounded in critical race theory, antibigotry, and the antiracist research and mission of the Center.

Programming for 2023

Currently, the ALE program is focused on antiracist trainings for law faculty and students in states where there have been legislative or administrative efforts to systematically silence diverse viewpoints in education. This initiative of the ALE program has been made possible due to the support of the Lumina Foundation.

Upcoming Events

1. Practicing Antiracism in the Law Classroom – Webinar for Law Students (September 22, 2023)

This webinar is being offered to law students, and will be led by Professor Jasmine Gonzales Rose. It will provide an introduction to how to apply antiracist principles in the study of law.  It will be offered on Friday, September 22, 2023 from 4:00-5:15 PM EDT/ 3:00-4:15 PM CDT. You can register for the program here.