Tech Policy


Joint Center Convenes Top Tech and Race Professors

On Thursday, January 5, 2017, the Joint Center convened a roundtable discussion in San Francisco of 15 of the nation’s top law professors who focus on the intersections of technology and innovation, the law, and communities of color.

In 2017, the Joint Center will examine technological shifts in our culture and economy anticipated over the next decade, and implications for communities of color. Based on the feedback from the law professors and future sessions, the Joint Center will produce research reports, policy briefs, and policy videos to maximize opportunities and mitigate challenges for communities of color stemming from innovation.

The Joint Center is also identifying and supporting a network of scholars who are focused on innovation and communities of color. This network will be a platform for the scholars to support each other, for the scholars to provide input into the Joint Center’s research, and for the scholars to ultimately shape policymaking by elected and appointed officials.

Participating professors included:

  • Alina Ball, University of California at Hastings College of the Law
  • Ralph Richard Banks, Stanford Law School
  • Anupam Chander, University of California at Davis Law School
  • Meera Deo, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Stacy-Ann Elvy, New York Law School
  • Ahmed Ghappour, University of California at Hastings College of the Law
  • Michele Bratcher Goodwin, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Enrique Guerra-Pujol, University of Central Florida
  • Jamila  Jefferson-Jones, University of Missouri-Kansas-City School of Law
  • Kristin Johnson, Seton Hall Law School
  • Fazal Khan, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Dayna Matthew, University of Colorado Law School
  • Alejandra Montoya-Boyer, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • Spencer Overton, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies & George Washington University Law School
  • Christian Sundquist, Albany Law School