The Columbia Journal of Race and Law announces the release of Volume 6, Issue 2

The Columbia Journal of Race and Law is excited to announce the publication of Volume 6, Issue 2!

This issue includes the following Articles:

Race, Death, and Justice: Capital Sentencing in Washington State, by Katherine Beckett and Heather Evans. Katherine Beckett is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Law, Societies, and Justice Program at the University of Washington. She received a Ph.D from the University of California-Los Angeles, and a B.A. from the University of California-San Diego. Heather Evans is a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington. She also received her M.A. and B.A. from the University of Washington.

Religious Exemptions to Neutral Laws of General Applicability and the Theory of Disparate Impact Discrimination, by James M. DeLise. The author is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the Temple University Intellectual Heritage Program. He received his Ph.D from Temple University.

The Power of the Body: Analyzing the Logic of Law and Social Change in the Arab Spring, by Zeina Jallad. The author is a Lawyer, Lecturer-in-Law and a J.S.D. Candidate at Columbia Law School.

This issue includes the following Notes:

Dismantling Discrimination in the Stairways and Halls of NYCHA Using Local, State, and National Civil Rights Statutes, by Dorielle E. Obanor. The author received a J.D. in 2016 from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in 2013 from Duke University.

A Seat at the Table: Changing the Governing Structure of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program Administration to Reflect Civil Rights Values and Fair Housing, by Raquel Smith. The author received a J.D. in 2016 from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in 2013 from Cornell University.

This issue includes the following Sidebar piece:

Case Comment: Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, 133 S. Ct. 2552 (2013), by Anietie Maureen-Ann Akpan. The author is an associate at Sinoski & Associates, PLLC. The author received a J.D. in 2013 from St. Mary’s University School of Law.