First Faculty Showcase: Professor Cedric Merlin Powell
Posted November 5th, 2012 by James Rosendale
Professor Cedric Merlin Powell is the speaker at the first Faculty Showcase, a series of events organized by the Student Bar Association to highlight the outstanding work of the Brandeis School of Law faculty. The topic for this showcase is: Critiquing Neutrality: Critical Perspectives on Schools, the First Amendment, and Affirmative Action in a Post-Racial World. Professor Powell writes that the talk will “offer a critique of color-blind constitutionalism and post-racial constitutionalism on three levels focusing on schools, the First Amendment, and affirmative action.” He has been writing about this topic since 1995, and this talk builds upon his previous work in that it “argue[s] that there is an integrated theory that unifies not only my analysis, but the Court's jurisprudence.” Powell’s most recent article, “Harvesting New Conceptions of Equality: Opportunity, Results, and Neutrality” was published in the Saint Louis University Law Review. The showcase is scheduled for 5:30pm to 7pm on November 7th, and the event is free and open to the public.