Distinguished legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky and Frederick Lawrence, together with ADL's Civil Rights Director Deborah Lauter, will discuss the significant rulings of the Supreme Court's 2013-2014 term and examine the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education 60 years later.
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, is one of the nation's top experts in constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of seven books, the latest being The Conservative Assault on the Constitution (Simon & Schuster, 2010). His casebook, Constitutional Law, is one of the most widely read law textbooks in the country. Chemerinsky has also written nearly 200 law review articles in journals such as the Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Stanford Law Review and Yale Law Journal. He frequently argues appellate cases, including matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeal, and regularly serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. from Northwestern University.
Deborah Lauter is the Civil Rights Director of the Anti-Defamation League.
Frederick M. Lawrence
Frederick M. Lawrence is a Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. Lawrence is a leading expert on civil rights, free expression, and bias crimes. He was president of Brandeis University from 2011 to 2015, dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School from 2005–2010, and was a professor of law at Boston University School of Law from 1988–2005.