UC Davis Law Review Symposium: Bakke at 40 Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:30am – 6pm
UC Davis Law Review Symposium: Bakke at 40
Campus Location:King Hall
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Contact Phone #:530-754-7644
Event Type:Conferences and Symposia
Presented by:UC Davis Law Review
Sponsored by:UC Davis Law Review

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.

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