The Civil Rights Act at 50, Oct. 11, 2013

Patrick Shin, the Assistant Dean and Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School, and Devon W. Carbado, the Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, jointly present The Diversity Feedback Loop.

The Civil Rights Act at 50, Oct. 11, 2013

"A Nation of Widening Opportunities: The Civil Rights Act at 50" conference brought together legal scholars from across the country to discuss the future of civil rights law and policy.

The Civil Rights Act at 50, Oct. 11, 2013

Profs. Robin West and Nan Hunter of Georgetown University Law Center, Cary C. Franklin of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and Kathryn Abrams of UC-Berkeley School of Law discuss their respective papers.

The Civil Rights Act at 50, Oct. 11, 2013

Craig Gurian, Executive Director of the Anti-Discrimination Center, and Nancy Gertner, a retired federal judge and Harvard Law professor, join the third panel, "Administering Civil Rights."

The Civil Rights Act at 50, Oct. 11, 2013

Michigan Law Prof. Samuel Bagenstos presents his paper, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Great Society.

The Civil Rights Act at 50, Oct. 11, 2013

Guests at the conference compare notes between panel discussions. Civil rights scholars from across the country presented their research and analysis on a range of issues related to civil rights law and policy.

The Civil Rights Act at 50, Oct. 11, 2013

Profs. Julie C. Suk of the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School and Susan P. Sturm of Columbia Law School share their respective papers, Disparate Impact Abroad and Nested Civil Rights: Mapping the Pathways of Possibility.

The Civil Rights Act at 50, Oct. 11, 2013

Michigan Law Prof. Ellen D. Katz presents her paper, Justice Ginsburg's Umbrella.

THE FUTURE OF CIVIL RIGHTS  In advance of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Michigan Law Profs. Samuel Bagenstos and Ellen Katz invited civil rights scholars from across the country to meet Oct. 11, 2013, in Ann Arbor to assess the interpretation, development, and administration of civil rights law in the five decades since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, as well as examine the emerging civil rights issues that are likely to occupy public debate in the years to come. "A Nation of Widening Opportunities: The Civil Rights Act at 50" drew professors from a dozen of the nation's top law schools, and featured discussion on a range of topics, from affirmative action to the concept of animus.

Read abstracts of the papers presented at the conference.

Photos by Steven Smyka.

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