Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice was founded in 1981 under the direction of Professor Catharine MacKinnon. The Journal publishes articles by lawyers and non-lawyers in order to provide the intellectual insight and practical depth necessary for a true understanding of inequality. Articles focus on race, poverty, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, and other unique issues of inequality. Journal articles can be social, empirical, doctrinal, experiential, literary, or community-based. Each volume of the Journal is comprised of two issues: Winter and Summer.
2018 Symposium: Civil Rights Behind Bars videos and materials will be available shortly.
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2017 Symposium: The Summit for Civil RightsUniversity of Minnesota Law School, November 9 & 10, 2017
Law & Inequality was pleased to co-present The Summit for Civil Rights, a seminal event aimed at taking the first steps of transforming the historic coalition for civil rights into a new, modern political alliance. With Vice President Walter Mondale, the Summit brought together leaders in civil rights, labor, politics, and from the faith community for a conference about building a movement to end racial segregation in the United States.
Current Issue: Volume 36, Issue 2 (2018)
50 Years Later—The State of Civil Rights and Opportunity in America
Catherine E. Lhamon
The Summit for Civil Rights: Mission, Structure, and Initial Outcomes
Myron Orfield and William Stancil
The Persistence of Segregation in the 21st Century
Paul A. Jargowsky
Does the African American Need Separate Charter Schools?
Julian Vasquez Heilig, Steven Nelson, and Matt Kronzer
Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever?
Elizabeth K. Julian