Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law: A Book Conference

Thursday, June 14, 2012 (All day)

Harvard Law School, Ames Courtroom
sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at Harvard Law School
co-sponsored by the Culture and Jury Project at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law

  • Free Registration! Go to:
  • Brief Conference Description:
    The conference will bring together scholars, judges, practitioners, and community leaders to explore the issues surrounding implicit racial bias in law and policy. It will begin with a compelling overview of the social science. What does science teach us about automatic biases? And what do we still not know? Leaders in the areas of criminal justice, housing law and policy, education, and health care will then present overviews of the impact of implicit bias in their fields. Attendees will hear federal judges’ and leading scholars’ perspective on implicit bias claims in the courtroom and hear experts’ assessment of the future of implicit bias in the law. A lively afternoon session will include simultaneous break-out sessions and roundtable discussions of specific implicit bias related topics. Audience participation will be welcomed and encouraged. The conference will close with a discussion of setting a forward looking and collaborative implicit bias agenda.
  • Confirmed Participants Include:
    • Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School
    • Charles Lawrence, Georgetown Law School & University of Hawai`i
    • Michele Goodwin, University of Minnesota
    • Eric Yamamoto, University of Hawai`i
    • Linda Hamilton Krieger, University of Hawai`i
    • Dorothy Brown, Emory School of Law
    • Jerry Kang, UCLA School of Law
    • Danielle Conway, University of Hawai`i
    • Rachel Godsil, Seton Hall
    • US District Judge (ret.) Nancy Gertner, Harvard Law School
    • US District Judge Mark Bennett, Northern District of Iowa
    • Dr. Mahzarin Banaji, Harvard University
    • Dr. Patricia Devine, University of Wisconsin
    • Dr. Sam Sommers, Tufts University
    • Dr. Greg Walton, Stanford University
    • Dr. Jack Glaser, University of California, Berkeley
    • Dr. Augustus White, Harvard University
    • Justin D. Levinson, University of Hawai`i
    • L. Song Richardson, University of Iowa
    • Marc Mauer, The Sentencing Project
    • Camille Nelson, Suffolk Law School
    • Robert J. Smith, University of North Carolina
    • Melissa Hart, University of Colorado
    • Cynthia Lee, George Washington University
    • Carol Steiker, Harvard University
    • and more!

Audience participation will be welcome, especially during roundtable discussions.