Professor Shelley Saxer Presents "The Legacies of Racial Restrictive Covenants" -- ABA Professors' Corner Webinar
Professor Shelley Ross Saxer presented "The Legacies of Racial Restrictive Covenants" at the American Bar Association Professors' Corner Webinar. The presentation addressed the issue that it has been more than seventy years since Shelley v. Kraemer (1948), where the Supreme Court held that racial restrictive covenants could not be enforced in the courts, yet their legacies continue. Current neighborhoods continue to reflect the patterns of housing segregation the covenants created and social amenities and economic investment lags that in neighborhoods not burdened by the imprint of the covenants. Professor Saxer discussed the lingering effects of these devices and offered insight for shaking loose from these historic encumbrances, along with Professor Carol Rose of Yale Law School, Professor Chris Asch of Colby College, and moderator Professor Shelby D. Green of Elisabeth Haub School of Law.
The Professors' Corner is a monthly webinar which features a panel of law professors, discussing recent cases or issues of interest to real estate or trust and estate practitioners and scholars. The Professor's Corner Webinar is sponsored by the Joint Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.
Additional information on the webinar may be found here.