Sessions Information

  • January 7, 2022
    3:10 pm - 4:25 pm
    Session Type: AALS Hot Topic Programs
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    Hotel: N/A
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    This roundtable will address the contemporary crisis over “critical race theory” in public institutions, including legislative efforts to ban specific frameworks from public schools, government entities, and higher education. Roundtable participants will consider whether and how to square the growing movement to control the content of public education with parallel questions about the ABA’s proposed diversity and inclusion mandates, and related debates about academic freedom, free speech, and antiracism. The program includes scholars and practitioners who will analyze the current debate from a variety of perspectives including the 1st and 14th Amendments, academic freedom, and democratic theory.

Session Speakers
Organization: University of California, Berkeley School of Law


Organization: University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Organization: Fordham University School of Law

Organization: Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Organization: Harvard Law School

Organization: Boston University School of Law

Session Fees
  • AALS Hot Topic Program - Can Public Institutions Ban Critical Race Theory?: $0.00