About the Center
The Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEaR), envisioned in 2008 and founded in 2010, was created with the goal to promote greater racial equality through research, education, and advocacy. CLEaR has brought and will continue to enrich UCI Law with nationally renowned speakers on racial equality. UCI Law’s unique focus on public interest law also complements the goals of CLEaR.
The center seeks to achieve its mission through the following activities:
- Supporting interdisciplinary research aimed at unveiling and rendering comprehensible the complex history and structural forces driving racism and racial inequality;
- Creating programs and other educational opportunities through which to disseminate information and facilitate dialogue about racial injustice in local, national, and international communities; and
- Building advocacy networks and pipelines among academics, students, activists, and policy makers that will play a leading role in framing debates, developing solutions, and challenging unjust policies and practices where they occur.