Reparations: The Constitutional Law Landscape

The first panel in a series of three focused on the legal frameworks surrounding reparations policies. This virtual panel addressed the constitutionality of various reparations proposals and considered how policymakers might anticipate and structure reparations initiatives with Equal Protection challenges in mind. Later panels will consider how to build an effective record to support reparations proposals, and current litigation projects.

The series is hosted by the Racial Redress and Reparations Lab of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, in partnership with the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University.


Roy L. Brooks
Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Margaret A. Burnham
University Distinguished Professor of Law and Africana Studies, Founder and Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Northeastern University

Nicholas Cummings
Corporation Counsel, City of Evanston, Illinois

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Nov 30, 2022

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm