New ADC-sponsored fellowships for students completing their second year of law school highlight the opportunity to do public interest work in the private law firm context. Two outstanding firms to participate in first year of program.
Part 2 of ProPublica's series on
"affirmatively furthering fair housing." This article focuses on the
failure of the Government and the Monitor to hold Westchester to its
obligations under the historic housing desegregation Consent Decree
entered by U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote in August, 2009.
Writing in The Nation, Orlando Patterson describes residential segregation as the "crucial source" of the still persisting "exclusion of blacks from the private sphere of American life." "Nowhere," he writes, "is the paradox of public integration and private exclusion better reflected than in the fact that America's most segregated places are its most liberal metropolitan areas, where blacks play major roles in public life."