UC Davis Law Review Symposium, Volume 52. Bakke at 40: Diversity, Difference and Doctrine. Panel 4: The Future

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. 3:20 PM – The Future Brian Soucek, UC Davis School of Law, Moderator and Commentator Yuvraj Joshi, Yale Law School Cheryl Harris, UCLA School of Law Jonathan Glater, University of California, Irvine, School of Law 5:00 PM – Closing Remarks