Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2020
    3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Virginia C
    Floor: Lobby Level


    Due to a combination of socio-economic and legal factors, the United States population is transitioning from a white majority to a minority-majority population. By 2045, demographers predict the population will be comprised by less than fifty percent of white people for the first time in U.S. history. The political consequences of this shift are already being felt through the rise of white nationalist politics and legal maneuvers to impede the growing political influence of racial minorities. Whether through changes to elections, immigration, or the Census, the law is being weaponized to maintain political and economic power within the nation’s white elite. At the same time, racial minorities and their white allies are challenging such efforts that ultimately undermine the nation’s majoritarian democratic system. This panel explores the extent of the law’s impact in a racialized political struggle that could arguably change the composition and operating principles of the nation’s elites.

Session Speakers
Organization: Rutgers Law School
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Organization: Rutgers Law School
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Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law
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Organization: University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Organization: Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
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Session Fees
  • [6510] Minority Groups - The (Ir)Relevance of Law in a Minority-Majority America: $0.00