Saturday, August 29, 2020
Cathy Hwang, Carliss Chatman, and I put together this statement recognizing that race and racism are important to the study of business law. The statement focuses on business law, but all law faculty are welcome to sign. If you agree, you can sign on here: https://forms.gle/
We are law professors, and many of us write and teach about business law.
We think race and racism are important to the study of business law, just as they are important to the study of any area of law. From slavery and redlining to lack of opportunity in the workplace and limited access to capital, race and racism have always been part of business and business law.
To our colleagues and our students: we welcome the opportunity to engage in these discussions and commit to thinking hard about how to incorporate them into our research and our teaching.