Days after Professor Martha Chamallas was quoted in a Washington Post article detailing how women and minorities are often awarded considerably less compensation in civil suits, she received phone calls two U.S. Senators looking to introduce legislation.
On Nov. 12, from 6-8 p.m. in Room 351, Jill Humphries, of the National Lawyers Guild, and King Downing, of the Human Rights-Racial Justice Center, will conduct a legal observer training. Legal observers observe and record incidents and activities of […]
Last year, we saw images of Ferguson and Baltimore burning, with the local communities organizing and expressing outrage at the disproportionate rates of police violence—often lethal—against Black communities. The killing of Mike Brown sparked the rise of the national #BlackLivesMatter […]
On Tuesday, Nov. 3, at noon in Saxbe Auditorium, Trans 101 will answer some of the most common questions about transgender issues. This panel discussion and Q&A will explore transgender experiences, identities, and narratives. The event will also cover basic […]
On Thursday, Oct. 22, at noon in Saxbe Auditorium, well known local author Wil Haygood will discuss his new release: Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America, a sweeping epic about the tumultuous, real-life events surrounding the […]
The Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2015, that marriage equality was the law of the land. On Sept. 10 at noon in Saxbe Auditorium a panel of experts will discuss Obergefell v. Hodges, with a focus on what comes […]
Judge Jack B. Weinstein of a New York federal court relied heavily on the research of Professor Martha Chamallas in deciding a recent case involving a young child who was injured by lead paint. The defendant argued damages should be reduced because the child is Hispanic.
Fifty years have passed since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 – a key piece of legislation that prohibits racial discrimination in voting – was signed into law. Yet, voting rights remains a hot topic today, as the hit film […]
NPR interviewed rising 3L Ashley Braxton about her participation in the first Movement of Black Lives Convening conference, in Cleveland.
All Rise profiled alumna Siobhan Boyd-Nelson ’05, who works as Kaleidoscope Youth Center’s development and marketing associate, in its Spring 2015 edition.
Fifty years have passed since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law. To celebrate, Pam Karlan, deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will address its history, legacy, and future.
On Feb. 12, Jeanne Theoharis will give a talk based on her book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in which she overturns the canonized story of Parks as a one-time resister, reminding us of her life-long commitment to the black freedom struggles of the South and the North.