The discussion of unequal and the discrimination law in America is hosted by the Law, Behavior, and Social Science Program at the University of Illinois College of Law on April 19.

Conference Objective

Americans are unaware of how the system operates partly because they think that race and gender discrimination are in the process of fading away. But such discrimination still happens in the workplace, and workers now have little recourse to fight it legally.

It is in many respects a parallel universe, one in which the legal system systematically favors employers over employees. A host of procedural, evidentiary, and substantive mechanisms serve as barriers for employees, making it extremely difficult for them to access the courts and fairly easy for judges to dismiss a case prior to trial.

Commentary on the book will be provided by Robert Nelson, the MacCrate Research Chair in the Legal Profession at the ABF, professor of sociology and law at Northwestern University, and the Director Emeritus of the American Bar Foundation.

He is a leading scholar in the fields of the legal profession and discrimination law and has authored or edited numerous books and articles, including Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality.

Event Details

Event is free and open to the public.
Lunch will be provided to attendees.


Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building,
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

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