UC Davis Law Review Symposium, Volume 52. Bakke at 40: Diversity, Difference and Doctrine. Panel 3: The Present

Bakke at 40: Diversity, Difference and Doctrine UC Davis Law Review Symposium, Volume 52 Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978) was decided by the Supreme Court forty years ago. This case, which arose out of University of California, Davis, contributed to reshaping admission practices at universities across the United States. Further, ramifications of Justice Powell's diversity rationale have extended beyond the context of education to other areas like employment and the workplace. Forty years later, the United States still remains divided over race and responses to racial injustice. This Symposium examines the past history of Bakke and the line of cases dealing with race in higher education. It articulates the present challenges universities, employers, and states face regarding diversity. Lastly, it explores what avenues remain for the future to promote racial equity and what racial equity truly means and requires. 1:25 PM – The Present Carlton Larson, UC Davis School of Law, Moderator and Commentator Meera Deo, Thomas Jefferson School of Law William Kidder, UCLA Civil Rights Project & Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Barry University School of Law Lauren Edelman, University of California, Berkeley Law & Brent Nakamura, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP