(PRWEB) March 17, 2013
Two outstanding legal experts will discuss the pros and cons in the ongoing affirmative action debate at a 12:30 p.m. program March 25, 2013, at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Professor Richard H. Sander of UCLA School of Law and John Marshall’s Visiting Professor Juan F. Perea, the 2012-2013 Edward T. and Noble W. Lee Chair in Constitutional Law, will lead the debate.
Sander, who believes affirmative action need not be sustained, is the author of “Mismatch” and several articles questioning the efficacy of affirmative action. Perea is the author of “Race & Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America” and numerous law articles on the need for affirmative action.
Moderator Professor Steven Schwinn of The John Marshall Law School said the debate is especially timely as constitutional and policy experts await the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. Texas on the constitutionality of affirmative action.
This program is open to the public. Registrations are being accepted here.
About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. Through classes, clinics and special programs, students develop the strategic, analytical and transactional lawyering skills that are so valuable to employers. Its excellent curriculum, coupled with outstanding skills and experiential learning, help make John Marshall graduates practice-ready from day one. For practicing attorneys, John Marshall offers nine LLM degrees, more than any other law school in the Midwest. John Marshall is also a leader in providing distance education options in intellectual property, estate planning and employee benefits at the advanced graduate degree level. John Marshall offers six clinical experiences, including the nationally recognized Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2014 edition ranks John Marshall’s Lawyering Skills Program second and its Intellectual Property Law program 12th in the nation.