Series on Racism in Administrative Law, Part 2: Public Processes
By ALR Senior Tech Editor
Today’s episode of A Hard Look is the second in a series of four episodes that will examine the role that racism has historically played in Administrative Law, the ways that racism still actively pervades the Administrative Law Space, and the ways that practitioners, leaders, scholars, and our listeners can effectuate change. Each episode will be hosted by a different student on the Administrative Law Review and feature guests from across the country. On this episode, host Will Chavez and guests, Dean Jerry Anderson and Professor Steph Tai, talk about the intersection between environmental justice, racism, and the barriers to public participation in formal hearings and informal processes in administrative law. In addition to their own experiences and examples, the guests discuss potential solutions for addressing racism in public processes and the role that litigation plays in fighting it. The series was inspired by the Yale Journal of Regulation’s Symposium on Racism in Administrative Law. A special “Thank You” to all of the hosts and guests that participated and to Professor Kathryn Kovacs for spearheading the Symposium and for getting this conversation started.