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Building an Antiracist Law School, Legal Academy, and Legal Profession

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Building an Antiracist Law School, Legal Academy, and Legal Profession is an ambitious, transformative series of books that creates the building blocks for wholesale change within law schools, across the legal academy, and in the entire legal profession.

Volumes in the series will uncover the complicity of law in propping up white supremacy and structural racism. They will chart the landscape of subordination and oppression generally, and racial inequality specifically, baked into our legal structures, and the systemic inequities at the root of our crumbling democratic infrastructure. Importantly, they will provide action steps that law deans, administrators, faculty, and professionals can and must take to actively commit the resources of our institutions to promote antiracist teaching, learning, and practice.

Inspiring the launch of the Antiracist Development Institute, this series offers practical tools and training materials for deconstructing the status quo and rebuilding antiracist legal structures in its place. The series development is rooted firmly in systems design and critical race theory, and in partnership with the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar; AccessLex Institute; Association of American Law Schools (AALS); The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; The Law School Admission Council (LSAC); The National Association for Law Placement (NALP); and the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).

With Dean Danielle M. Conway of Penn State Dickinson Law coordinating the collaboration and laying out an overarching vision, this series answers an urgent call to rebuild our legal institutions by identifying and eliminating the inequities built into their constituent parts.

For more information about the series development, including chapter abstracts, teasers, and videos, please visit