Administrative Law’s Racial Blind Spot

This event is part of the 2021-2022 Lecture Series on Race and Regulation, organized by the Penn Program on Regulation and co-sponsored by the Penn Law Office of Equity and Inclusion. Professor Daniel E. Ho of Stanford Law School is the speaker. Drawing on a recent article, “Disparate Limbo: How Administrative Law Erased Antidiscrimination,” Prof. Ho in this lecture traces how civil rights and administrative law have diverged over the past fifty years, as U.S. court decisions removed issues of racial discrimination from administrative law’s purview. He explains the legal and policy implications for today’s administrative state.