"Recognizing" the Black Family: Structural Racism's Obstacles to Kinship, Wealth and Prosperity


Our panel, composed of experts in family law, trusts and estates law, and child welfare law, will address the ways in which current family structures and wealth ownership result from legal pathways created for white people, and the resulting obstacles for Black people.

Hear from UB Law Prof. Margaret Johnson, who teaches family law and has directed the Bronfein Family Law Clinic; UB Law Prof. Sheldon Lyke, who teaches Critical Race Theory and Trusts and Estates; and Shanta Trivedi, former UB clinical teaching fellow in the Bronfein Family Law Clinic, and now a clinical teaching fellow in the Domestic Violence Clinic at Georgetown Law Center.


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