The New Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at New York University

The law school at New York University has established a new Center on Race, Inequality and the Law. According to the university, lawyers today cannot fully understand the American legal landscape without studying the relationship between race, ethnicity, and economic inequality on one hand and the successes and failures of legal structures on the other.

The new center will provide opportunities for students, scholars, practitioners and community members to examine and exchange ideas related to race, inequality, and leadership through lectures, symposia and scholarship. In addition to developing and providing a home for events and activities pertaining to these issues — including the prestigious lecture series named for civil rights attorney, critical race theory pioneer, and NYU Law professor Derrick Bell — the center will grow to offer scholarships and fellowships, embracing projects that diversify not only the pipeline to legal scholarship, but to societal leadership more broadly.

Profressor Anthony Thompson will serve as the founding faculty director of the new center. He earned his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and his juris doctorate at Harvard Law School.

Below is a video of a symposium that kicked off the new center at New York University.


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