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In upcoming Race and Regulation Series lecture, Stanford Law’s Daniel E. Ho will explore administrative law’s racial blind spot

March 29, 2022

Ho recently co-wrote an article published in the Yale Law Journal on “how administrative law erased antidiscrimination.”

In the final lecture in the 2021-2022 Lecture Series on Race and Regulation, Daniel E. Ho, William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law at Stanford Law, will present “Administrative Law’s Racial Blind Spot.”

Drawing on a recent Yale Law Journal article, “Disparate Limbo: How Administrative Law Erased Antidiscrimination,” Ho will trace how civil rights and administrative law have diverged over the past 50 years as U.S. court decisions have removed issues of racial discrimination from administrative law’s purview. He will explain the legal and policy implications for today’s administrative state.

The Race and Regulation Lecture Series is organized by the Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) and co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Office of Equity and Inclusion as part of the “Achieving Racial Justice” colloquium, launched in 2020. Ho’s lecture also is co-sponsored by the Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School.

The lecture series examines how government regulation has contributed to racial inequities and how regulatory policy changes can help dismantle racist structures in society.

Ho is also Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Associate Director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, and Director of the Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab). His scholarship centers on quantitative empirical legal studies, with a substantive focus on administrative law and regulatory policy, antidiscrimination law, and courts. With the RegLab, his work has developed high-demonstration projects of data science in public policy, through partnerships with a range of government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, Santa Clara County Public Health, and Seattle and King County Public Health.

Ho, who clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, received his JD from Yale Law School and his PhD in political science from Harvard University.

His lecture will be held April 5 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT over Zoom; it is free and open to the public.

For videos of previous Race and Regulation lectures, visit the PPR’s YouTube channel for a playlist of the recordings.

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