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16th Annual Business Law Fall Forum

Date: 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT September 30, 2011 Location: Lewis & Clark Law School

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    Michael Zimmer - Keynote Speaker

Lewis & Clark Law School

The Protected-Class Approach to Antidiscrimination Law: Logic, Effects, Reform

This forum will examine issues that place U.S. antidiscrimination law in the broader context of American culture and society. Leading scholars will debate the U.S. legal approach to antidiscrimination, offering perspectives on the impact of antidiscrimination law on business; the social, psychological or other effects of membership in protected classes; the imagined outer limits of the protected-class approach; the role of administrative agencies as clearinghouses for discrimination claims; new or better approaches to burden allocation and remedies; how federalism affects antidiscrimination goals, and what we in the United States can learn from the antidiscrimination laws of other countries.

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