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Leland Ware, JD - Bio

Louis L. Redding Chair and Professor for the Study of Law & Public Policy, School of Public Policy & Administration

lware@udel.edu e-mail
302-831-3930 phone/voice-mail
302-831-3488 fax

180 Graham Hall | University of Delaware | Newark, Delaware 19716-7380

Education | Research and Professional Interests | Experience | Memberships | Recent Presentations | Selected Publications

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JD, Boston College Law School

BA, Fisk University, History

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civil rights law, employment law

go to top of pageExperience

2000-present
Louis L. Redding Chair and Professor for the Study of Law & Public Policy, School of Public Policy & Administration, University of Delaware

1987-2000
Professor, St. Louis University School of Law

1997
Visiting Professor, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany

1992
Visiting Professor, Boston College Law School

1984-1987
University Counsel, Howard University

1979-1984
Trial Attorney, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice

prior to 1979
private practice in Atlanta plus work with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare

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Member, American Law Institute

Board of Directors, Legal Defense Fund, American Association of University Professors

Legal Steering Committee, National Office, NAACP

Board of Directors, Delaware Civil Liberties Union

go to top of pageRecent Presentations

April 20, 2013, Presentation at the Midwestern Scholars Legal Scholarship Conference at Loyola Law School (Chicago) on Supreme Court Civil Rights cases including Fisher v. University of Texas (affirmative action) and Shelby County v. Holder (Constitutional challenge to the Voting Rights Act).

April 2, 2012, Invited presentation at Yale University to Professor Elijah Anderson's Sociology Class. Topic: Deviance and Urban Outcasts: Are many inner city residents “deviant” or, does their detrimental environment deviate from mainstream society?

March 22, 2012, Presentation at Symposium convened at Washington University, St. Louis, School of Law. "Liddell is 40: Commemorating the Desegregation Movement in St. Louis and a Look at the Future of Urban Education." Topic: The Failure of Federal Education Initiatives: From No Child Left Behind to Race to the Top.

June 7, 2012, Participated in a panel presentation at the International Law & Society Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Topic: "Color Struck: Cross-Racial and Intra-group Color Discrimination."

October 26, 2012, Presentation at Northeast Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Suffolk Law School. Topic: Fisher v. University of Texas: Affirmative Action and Racial Resentment (Commenting on University of Texas Affirmative Action case)

March 26, 2010, Presentation Southeast Legal Scholars Conference, University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina on the Ricci v. DeStefano Supreme Court decision.

July 13, 2009, presented at the NAACP’s 100th Anniversary convention in New York City. The presentation discussed the history of the NAACP’s legal strategy to challenge racial segregation in the courts. The panelists included former General Counsels of the NAACP, Professor Jose Anderson and Charles Houston’s son, Charles Houston Jr.

April 14, 2008, presentation at Symposium at the University of Cincinnati on Brown v. Board of Education. This event was developed as a companion to the recently published Education Law Stories, edited by Law Professors Michael Olivas, and Ronna Schneider. The presenters contributed chapters to Education Law Stories.

September 25, 2008, presentation, “Subtle Racial Appeals in Presidential Campaigns” at a two-day symposium, “Making History: Race, Gender and The Media In the 2008 Elections.” Scholars, practitioners, government officials and political commentators gathered for a two-day symposium at St. John’s University School of Law in New York to discuss several key issues that affected the 2008 Presidential election.

January 24, 2008, presentation to the Annual Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, University of Maryland School of Law, “Jim Crow on the “Down Low”: Implicit Racial Appeals in Presidential Campaigns”

March 2-3, 2007, Presenter: Symposium, “The Dred Scott Case and Its Legacy: Race, Law, and the Struggle for Equality” Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Mo.

April 13, 2007, Keynote Speaker, 17th Annual Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, St. Louis University School of Law. Topic: “Unconscious and Institutional Discrimination.” 

May 31–June 2, 2007, Participant and presenter, The Third Transatlantic Dialogue, “Leading the Future of the Public Sector,” University of Delaware. Presentation,” A Comparative Analysis of Unconscious and Institutional Discrimination in the United States and Britain.” Sponsored by University of Delaware’s School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy and Institute for Public Administration and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven’s Instituut voor de Overheid (Public Management Institute).

September 9, 2006, Presentation to Society of American Law Teachers Conference, Boston MA, on pending Supreme Court school desegregation/affirmative action cases from Louisville and Seattle.

Participated in Oxford Roundtable, University of Oxford, England, Presentation: Brown v. Board of Education: Black Culture and the American Identity.

June 2004, Presentation, National Fair Housing Alliance, New Orleans, La., “Matched Pair Testing and Daubert.”

April 2004, Presentation, Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, Ga., “Brown v. Board of Education”

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Books and Book Chapters

Book: Choosing Equality: Essays and Narratives on the Desegregation Experience (co edited with Robert L. Hayman with a Foreword by Vice President Joe Biden) Penn State Press (2009).

Book Chapter: The Story of Brown v. Board of Education: The Long Road Racial Equality in Education Law Stories: Law and Society in the Classroom, Michael A. Olivas and Ronna Greff Schneider, Editors (2007).

Book: Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture, and the Constitution (co-authored with Raymond Diamond and Robert Cottrol) University of Kansas Press (2003) (Awarded Langum Prize for Legal History 2004).

Book:  Thurgood Marshall:  Freedom’s Defender (for young readers), Time-Life Books (1999).

Book Chapter: The Geography of Discrimination: Hypersegregation, Isolation and Fragmentation within the Black Community (Lead author, with Tony Allen, co-author) in The State of Black America, 2002, (Lee Daniels ed. 2002).

Book Chapter:  Developments in Affirmative Action:  Are Hopwood and Adarand The Beginning of the End? in, Legal Education in the 21st Century (Don King, ed.1999).

Academic Journal Publications

Article: "Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Time: The Black Middle-Class in the Age of Obama", 55 How. L.J. 533 (2012) (Co-authored with Prof. Theodore Davis)

Article: "Ricci v. DeStefano: Smoke, Fire and Racial Resentment", 8 Rutgers J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 1 (2010) (Lead article; invited by the Journal's editors).

Article: “Charters, Choice and Resegregation” (co-authored with Cara Robinson), 11 Delaware Law Review 1 (2009) (Invited by Law Review editors; published as the lead article).

Article: “Jim Crow on the ‘Down Low,’ Subtle Racial Appeals in Presidential Campaign,” (co-authored with Professor David Wilson), 24 St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary 299 (2009).

Article: “A Comparative Analysis of Unconscious and Institutional Discrimination in the United States and Britain,” 36 Ga. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 89 (2007).

Article: “Brown v. Board of Education, Black Culture and the American Identity” (co-authored with Melva Ware), 2 Forum on Public Policy, 341 (2006).

Article: “The Demographics of Desegregation: Residential Segregation Remains High 40 after the Civil rights Act of 1964,” 49 St. Louis L. J. 1155 (2005).

Article: “Brown at 50: School Desegregation from Reconstruction to Resegregation,” 16 U. Fla. J. of Law and Pub. Policy 267 (2005).

Article: “Strict Scrutiny, Affirmative Action, and Academic Freedom: The University Michigan Cases,” 78 Tul. L. Rev. 2097 (2004).

Article: “The Admissibility of Matched Pair Testing Evidence in Fair Housing Cases Under Daubert” (co-authored with Steve Peuquet), 14 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, 23 (2004).

Article: “Brown’s Uncertain Legacy: High Stakes Testing and the Achievement Gap” (co-authored with David Rudder), 35 U. Tol. L. Rev. (2004) .

Article: “Educational Equity and Brown: Fifty Years of School Desegregation in Delaware,” 47 Howard L.J. 299 (2004).

Article: “Prohibiting Racial Profiling: The ACLU’s Orchestration of the Missouri Legislation,” 22 St. Louis Univ. Pub. L. Rev. 59 (2003).

Article: “Foreword: The Louis L. Redding Civil Rights Symposium,” 8 Widener Symposium L. J., i (2002) .

Article: “Race and Urban Space: Hypersegregation and the Failure of School Desegregation,” 8 Widener Symposium L. J., 55 (2002).

Article: “Louis Redding’s Civil Rights Legacy,” 4 Delaware L. Rev. 137 (2001).

Article: “Setting the Stage for Brown: The Development and Implementation of the NAACP's School Desegregation Campaign,” 1930-1950, 52 Mercer L. Rev. 631 (2001).

Article: “Inferring Intent from Proof of Pretext: Resolving the Summary Judgment Confusion in Employment Discrimination Cases Alleging Disparate Treatment,” 4 Empl. Rts. & Employ. Pol’y J. 37 (2000).