Feb. 7, 2020 — As the featured speaker of Black History Month at the University of Houston Law Center on Feb. 13, Professor Devon W. Carbado of the UCLA School of Law will analyze three decisions in contending the U.S. Supreme Court has “constitutionalized” racial inequality.
He will draw on Fourteenth and Fourth Amendment jurisprudence to demonstrate how the court failed to take into account both structural forms of racial inequality and the existence of implicit and explicit biases.
Carbado’s presentation, “Constitutionalizing Racial Inequality,” will discuss these cases:
Carbado is the Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and the former associate vice chancellor of BruinX for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. He teaches Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, Critical Race Theory, and Criminal Adjudication. He has won numerous teaching awards and in 2005 was an inaugural recipient of the Fletcher Foundation Fellowship awarded to scholars whose work furthers the goals of Brown v. Board of Education. In 2018, he was named an inaugural recipient of the Atlantic Philanthropies Fellowship for Racial Equity.
Carbado writes in the areas of employment discrimination, criminal procedure, implicit bias, constitutional law, and critical race theory. His scholarship has appeared in numerous law reviews; he is the author of “Acting White? Rethinking Race in “Post-Racial” America”(Oxford University Press) (with Mitu Gulati); and the editor of several volumes. He is currently working on a series of articles on affirmative action and a book on race, law, and police violence.
Carbado graduated from Harvard Law School in 1994. He joined the UCLA School of Law faculty in 1997.
The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, in room 109 BLB at the University of Houston Law Center. Register here.
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