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4th Annual Robert A. Kagan Lecture in Law and Regulation w/ Christopher Edley, JR.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 3:30 P.M.
The Great Room
Bancroft Hotel

To honor Bob Kagan’s foundational contributions to the study of regulation and regulatory processes, the Center for the Study of Law and Society established the Kagan Lectures, an annual lecture series on law and regulation.  Robert A. Kagan has led the field of the study of law and regulation in the U.S. and comparatively, empirically and theoretically, for over four decades. His research continues to spawn myriad empirical studies and theoretical debates.

The  Fourth Annual Kagan Lecture, The Regulation of Education Equity,” will be presented by Christopher Edley, Jr., the The Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr. Distinguished Professor, and Former Dean, U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

The lecture will be followed by Comments by Jennifer L. Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University, and James S. Liebman, Simon H. Rifkind Professor of Law and Director, Columbia Center for Public Research and Leadership, Columbia University.

In recent decades, there have been at least three regulatory strategies for advancing civil rights and equity in the education domain.  Only one of these relies on a predicate of discrimination, while the other, newer approaches may be loosely termed “fairness [social] engineering”.  This essay will explore the importance of expanded state and federal use of these newer regulatory strategies. More centrally, I focus on how engineers, policymakers and advocates might address some attendant, vexing problem, from the political to the technical.  Along the way, I touch on “regulatory democracy”, federalism, and the rhetorical rise of evidence-based policymaking.


Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 14th at 3:30 pm and join us at the Bancroft Hotel to honor Bob and Chris and hear this important lecture and commentary.


Jonathan Simon, Director, CSLS
Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law

Rosann Greenspan
Executive Director, CSLS


Wednesday, March 14, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Center for the Study of Law and Society


Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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