Brief Filed with Supreme Court in Mt. Holly Case Says Implicit Bias a Major Cause of Housing Discrimination

UPDATE (JUNE 2014): An article by the Equal Justice Society and attorneys from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is in the latest edition of the Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal. The article, "Lessons from Mt. Holly: Leading Scholars Demonstrate Need for Disparate Impact Standard to Combat Implicit Bias," is based on the amicus brief filed … Continue reading Brief Filed with Supreme Court in Mt. Holly Case Says Implicit Bias a Major Cause of Housing Discrimination

Washington State Sup. Court Cites Law Review Article by EJS

UPDATE: The Seattle Times published in op-ed by Eva Paterson in reaction to the Court's decision in this case. The Washington State Supreme Court recently cited a law review article on implicit bias co-authored in 2008 by Kimberly Thomas Rapp, Sara Jackson, and Eva Paterson. Kimberly was our Director of Law and Public Policy then, … Continue reading Washington State Sup. Court Cites Law Review Article by EJS

SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Implicit Bias

The following remarks were delivered by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Aug. 1, 2013, at the Criminal Litigation Ethics Seminar at UC Hastings College of the Law. Jeff spoke about unconscious bias in the criminal justice system, recent neuroscience findings, and the Trayvon Martin case. He was among three keynote presenters at the seminar, a hands-on … Continue reading SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Implicit Bias

A Practitioner’s Thoughts on a Mind Science 2.0 Conference

Mona Tawatao is a Senior Attorney at the Western Center on Law and Poverty and a member of the Equal Justice Society board of directors. On the train from O’Hare to downtown Chicago, my seat mate, eyeing the materials I was reading in preparation for the Mind Science conference at Northwestern Law School the next day (April … Continue reading A Practitioner’s Thoughts on a Mind Science 2.0 Conference

A Practitioner’s Thoughts on a Mind Science 2.0 Conference

Mona Tawatao is a Senior Attorney at the Western Center on Law and Poverty and a member of the Equal Justice Society board of directors. On the train from O’Hare to downtown Chicago, my seat mate, eyeing the materials I was reading in preparation for the Mind Science conference at Northwestern Law School the next day (April … Continue reading A Practitioner’s Thoughts on a Mind Science 2.0 Conference