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For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action and the Law

Randall Kennedy, Erwin Chemerinsky
Randall Kennedy
In conversation with Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean, U.C. Irvine School of Law
Thursday, September 19, 2013
01:18:10
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Episode Summary

Kennedy—a Harvard Law professor, former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and author of the New York Times best-seller Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word—ponders the future of affirmative action and offers a definitive reckoning with one of the most explosively contentious and sharply divisive issues in American society.

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Participant(s) Bio

Randall Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and is a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The author of six books, he won the Robert F. Kennedy book award for Race, Crime and the Law. A member of the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States and the District of Columbia, a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Kennedy is also a Charter Trustee of Princeton University.

Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. He has authored seven books and more than 200 law-review articles. He has argued several cases before the Supreme Court and various circuits of the United States Court of Appeals.

 

 



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