Race and the Law presented by Professor Deborah Archer, NYU School of Law

Race and the Law Speaker Series 2020-2021Despite the laudable ideals expressed by this nation’s founders, US law has routinely been written, enacted, and interpreted by those in power in ways that reinforce, rather than dismantle, racial inequality. In this sense, law has become one part of the structures in which racism is embedded. This structural racism touches upon every area of the law, and nearly 250 years into this democratic experiment that is the United States, people of color have still not gained full and equal membership in US society. In this new speaker series, we invite leading scholars to examine the intersection between race, inequality, and the law; to reveal how US law, as it is currently written and interpreted, falls short of the ideals on which this country was founded; and to offer their insights on how we may pursue fundamental change in our system of laws that will finally deliver on the promise of equity and justice for all. Please join us for the first event of this series, presented by Professor Deborah Archer of NYU School of Law and moderated by Professor Jade Brown of Boston University School of Law.

When 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 8, 2020
Location Online