Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Statement on Race/Racism in Business Law Courses

On Saturday, Cathy Hwang, Carliss Chatman, and I released a draft statement on race/racism in business law.  Thus far, we have 242 law professors publicly joining this statement:

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.

Thank you to all of our colleagues who join us in recognizing that issues of race and racism are important to the study and teaching of business law.  Jessica Erickson has also helped compile resources here, which were gathered by soliciting the AALS Business Law Section list-serve.  She will continue to update it as additional resources come in.  If you would like to join the statement, you can still register support here.


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I support this. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Legal pedagogy needs to grow the fuck up.

Posted by: Najarian Peters | Sep 1, 2020 7:03:07 PM

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