University of California system law deans release join statement on the value of critical race theory

24 September 2020

UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW — As the Deans of the five University of California law schools, we write with one voice to defend Critical Race Theory and to speak against the attacks upon it by the President of the United States and the Office of Management and Budget.

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American University Washington College of Law hosts panel on racial justice and the court system

24 September 2020

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW — On Sept. 10, American University Washington College of Law hosted a panel discussion on racial justice within the American court system, welcoming judges and justices from across the country to share their insights.

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Opinion: UC Berkeley Law dean Erwin Chemerinsky says efforts to ban critical race theory are misguided

24 September 2020

THE SACRAMENTO BEE — As the country is fighting a pandemic, dealing with the worst economic crisis since the depression, battling unprecedented fires and smoke, the Trump administration is focusing on an attack on critical race theory.

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UC Berkeley Law professor Steven Davidoff Solomon receives grant for antisemitism education pilot program

24 September 2020

THE DAILY CALIFORNIAN — The Antisemitism Education Initiative, a pilot program at UC Berkeley, received a $25,000 grant from the national nonprofit Academic Engagement Network, or AEN, on Sept. 10.

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UCLA Law professor Joanna Schwartz examines the costs of police misconduct to the public

24 September 2020

NPR — For months, protests over the police-involved killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and others reinvigorated an intense debate over policing. Then, the mayor of Louisville, Ky., announced the city would pay $12 million to Breonna Taylor’s family and institute a number of police reforms.

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Duke Law Center for Science and Justice receives grant to research criminal justice reform

24 September 2020

DUKE LAW — The gift will expand the center’s work over the next six years in three signature areas: accuracy of evidence in criminal cases, the role of equity in criminal outcomes, and the mental and behavioral health treatment needs of people in the justice system.

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University of Iowa Law establishes Anti-Racism Action Committee

24 September 2020

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW — A global pandemic, disrupted economies, and the run-up to a presidential election were all front and center in Spring and Summer of 2020. Yet when unarmed George Floyd was killed by police in May 2020, protests against police brutality and racism began in Minneapolis and spread around the….

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University of Miami Law hosts webinar on NFL’s ‘Rooney Rule’ that mandates candidates of color are interviewed for open head coach positions

24 September 2020

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW — Miami Law’s virtual “The Rooney Rule, Race, and Access in Athletics: A Fireside Chat with Jim Rooney and Jeremi Duru,” will host Jim Rooney and Jeremi Duru on September 30th to discuss the “Rooney Rule” in the National Football League.

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Pitt Law professor David Harris publishes book on police violence case in Pittsburgh

24 September 2020

PITTSBURGH CURRENT — It has been a touch over 10 years since Jordan Miles’ violent encounter with the Pittsburgh Police in Homewood shook the city.

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