Bryan Fair

Bryan Fair, the Thomas E. Skinner Professor of Law at The University of Alabama


Constitution Day Lecture to Feature Bryan Fair

Professor of Law at The University of Alabama to speak Sept. 17 at The College of Wooster

10 September, 2015 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio – Bryan Fair, the Thomas E. Skinner Professor of Law at The University of Alabama, will present “Equal Justice Under Law: A Constitutional Look Back and Ahead” at the annual Constitution Day Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 17, at The College of Wooster. The free public lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 105 of Scovel Hall (944 College Mall). A dessert reception will precede the lecture.

Fair earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and law degree from UCLA. Prior to joining the University of Alabama, Fair was an associate with Bryan, Cave, McPheeters & McRoberts and was also a lecturer at UCLA Law School. He served as a commissioner of the California State Bar Commission on Minority Access to the Legal Profession and as a Public Counsel legal services volunteer.

The author of Notes of a Racial Caste Baby:  Colorblindness and the End of Affirmative Action (NYU Press 1997), his research agenda remains focused on equality theory under the Fourteenth Amendment, with the central theme that equal protection jurisprudence has lost its anticaste moorings, rendering it largely obsolete to address significant forms of American caste. He is a member of the American Law Institute and has served on ABA, AALS, and LSAC committees.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Constitution Day is intended to celebrate not only the birthday of our government, but also the ideas that make us Americans. The United States Government has designated Sept. 17 as Constitution Day to commemorate the Sept. 17, 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution.

The Constitution Day Lecture is sponsored by The College of Wooster's Pre-Law Advising Program. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2380) or email.