A Conference on Law, Race & Socio-Economic Class
March 18-19, 2011
University of California, Irvine
School of Law (Directions)
In the United States, income distribution is highly concentrated at the top, with the top 1% of the population earning more than 20% of all income and the top 10% earning almost half of all income. Moreover, notwithstanding the rags-to-riches fairy tales that have historically captured the imaginations of Americans, the likelihood of moving from the bottom to the top is small. Circumstances are worse for people of color. Despite measurable progress within some subgroups, people of color are much more likely than their White counterparts to be impoverished, to have lower incomes, to be incarcerated, and to be uninsured and unemployed.
This conference will engage academics, legal practitioners and policy makers in dialogue about the effects of these alarming statistical disparities on access to opportunity in the United States. Participants will examine the interplay between race and class in a variety of different substantive areas, with the focus always remaining on real issues that affect real people. Individuals from all walks of life are welcome to attend.
MCLE credit will be offered by UC Irvine School of Law, an approved State Bar of California MCLE provider.
Sponsored by The Center on Law, Equality and Race (CLEAR) at the UC Irvine School of Law.
To register: Click here to register online
Registration and fee waiver:
|• Through March 15, 2011 = $75
• March 16 through March 19 = $100
|The fee will be waived for students, faculty and administrative personnel of educational institutions. To obtain a discount code for online registration, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org from your university email account. You must request a discount code and register online before March 15.|