HLS graduate Harvey Silverglate was on campus recently to explain why he's not happy with his alma mater. Apparently Harvard has been killing free speech over the past couple of decades. It's been all downhill since his heroic days defending student protesters in 1967, Silverglate said.
The courts have changed in such a way that it’s hard to bring affirmative [racial] claims, which is why I think one of the things that 21st century proponents of equality have to be willing to do is to advocate and litigate around issues such
For those of us who want robust access to education, the internet can certainly help us in realizing that goal. But it would be deeply unfortunate if the drive for increased access led to an evisceration of the educational experience itself.
The watchers on the walls defending rights and liberties are often lawyers, yet those lawyers must ascend to their posts themselves, their legal training preparing them little for the climb. Law schools must do more.
With this year’s big affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas, being one of the highlights of the Supreme Court’s current term, it is worth circling back to CRCL’s previous treatment of the issue and reflecting on the moment in the 1990s when Hopwood
On Tuesday, Alabama will vote on Amendment 4, which would delete segregationist language from the Alabama Constitution. Officially named Senate Bill 112, the proposed Amendment eliminates the poll tax and deletes the following provision:
“Separate schools shall be provided for white and colored children, and no
With Matt in the hosting chair this week, CR-CL's Executive Editors for Online Content, Noah Kaplan and Matt Giffin take a close look at this week's oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas and at the pace and process of President's Obama's judicial nominations.
Today’s national Civil Rights dialogue focuses largely on immigration, reproductive issues, and LGBTQ rights. Certainly, each of these issues critically requires our nation’s attention, but they should not be discussed to the exclusion of “old fashioned” racial discrimination. The African-American Civil Rights Movement is the
SAT Scores are down nationwide, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. According to recent data from The College Board, the average SAT score for the class of 2012 was 1055, out of a possible 2400. College readiness is indicated by a minimum score of 1550.
If teachers are paid well, which in Chicago they are, then they should expect to perform their work the same way other professionals, e.g., lawyer, doctors, engineers, financial professionals, perform theirs. Teachers should expect to be hired to perform to a certain expectation of success,