New Resource! Downloadable Law Teaching Guide on Reparations

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Dear colleagues,

I am excited to share news about a project that I have been working on with the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights! 

As we mark the anniversary of the wave of racial justice protests that swept the country in 2020 and Juneteenth, legal educators are working to respond to the urgent call to teach students more about race and racism.

The Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) has just released a downloadable Teaching Guide on Reparations, a flexible (free) resource that can be adapted for introductory courses or upper-level seminars, class discussions, exam materials, and more. It helps students understand what reparations are, how a tort claim could possibly redress the harms of slavery, how these claims have fared in court, and other paths Black Americans can use to achieve redress for atrocities suffered.

This module joins 10 others in the Confronting Structural Violence: Law Teaching Guides project, which includes Guides covering constitutional law, international law, criminal law, corporations, and IP.

The hope in sharing this resource is to help law faculty bring into lectures rich discussions about the role that the law and lawyers can play to prevent systematic discrimination and violence.

Please feel free to take a look and share with any law faculty or others who may find the Guides useful.

To download the Guides and for more information about the project, visit:

To read more about the project’s overall goals, find a Q&A here.

Please also don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or if you might be interested in participating in an interview to help further develop the project (and receive a $50 gift card for your contributions)! I can be reached via my user profile here or at