In collaboration with the Office for Diversity, Equity and Community at VLS, the George Barrett Social Justice Program cohosts and convenes interested members of the VLS community in discussion on thought-provoking works to analyze their ideas and perspectives with a goal of developing greater depth of understanding on themes of racial justice and civil rights.
Facilitated by a member of our faculty, each book club meeting encourages open and wide-ranging conversation on the themes raised in each work, connecting them to our own thinking, experiences and areas of study and research.
"The Emotionally Intelligent Judge" - Terry Maroney
"The Once and Future Juvenile Brain," in Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice - Terry Maroney"Passive Takings: State Inaction and the Duty to Protect Property" - Christopher Serkin
“Frizzly Studies: Negotiating the Invisible Lines of Race” - Daniel Sharfstein
"Contracting Around Citizens United " - Ganesh Sitaraman
"Tax Rebates and the Cycle of Payday Borrowing" - Paige Skiba
“ Sell’s Conundrums: The Right of Incompetent Defendants to Refuse Anti-Psychotic Medication” - Christopher Slobogin
- Terry Maroney quoted in The Tennessean, "How can public defenders refuse cases?"
- Daniel Sharfstein quoted in the New York Times, "Rihanna defended Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who claimed to be blackSara Beth Myers '09: Advocating for Women and Children