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Daria Roithmayr

Daria Roithmayr

Richard L. and Antoinette S. Kirtland Professor of Law

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Last Updated: May 28, 2020




Daria Roithmayr teaches and writes about persistent structural racism in labor, housing, political participation, wealth and education. Her recent book, Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage (NYU 2014), explores the self-reinforcing dynamics of persistent racial inequality. Her work is heavily interdisciplinary, drawing from economics, sociology, political theory, history and complex systems theory. She is currently at work on a new book, Racism Pays, which explores the way that recent innovations in the digital economy have relied on racial exploitation to get off the ground.

Before joining USC Gould, Roithmayr taught for nine years at the University of Illinois College of Law. She has also been a visiting researcher at Harvard University and a visiting law professor at the University of Michigan, Georgetown, and Yale.

Roithmayr received her BS from UCLA, and her JD, magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of Order of the Coif and served as an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. She clerked for The Honorable Marvin J. Garbis, judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. 

Books

  • Reproducing Racism:  How Everyday Choices Lock in White Advantage, (NY: New York University Press, 2014). - (www)   Reviews of Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage:  
    • Van C. Tran, “Book Review of Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage,” 130 Political Science Quarterly 167 (Spring 2015). - (PDF) - (Link)
    • Richard R.W. Brooks, "The Banality of Racial Inequality," 124 Yale Law Journal 2626 (2015) - (PDF)

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Evolutionary Dynamic Theory and Empirical Method" In Methodologies of Law and Economics (Thomas Ulen, ed.) (Elgar, forthcoming 2017). - (PDF)
  • "The Dynamics of Excessive Force," 2016 University of Chicago Legal Forum 407 (2016). - (www)
  • “Should Law Keep Pace with Society? Relative Update Rates Determine the Co-Evolution of Institutional Punishment and Citizen Contributions to Public Goods,”  (with Alexander Isakov and David Rand) 6 Games 124 (June 2015). - (PDF) - (SSRN)
  • "Critical Race Theory Meets Social Science," (with Devon Carbado), 10 Annual Review of Law and Social Science 149 (2014). - (www)
  • "Faking It," Review of "Racial Capitalism," by Nancy Leon (126 Harvard Law Review 2151 (2013) and "Selling Diversity Short," by Stacy Hawkins (40 Rutgers Law Records 68 (2012). JOTWELL: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) September 18, 2013. - (www)
  • "Poverty, Prisons, and Power," Review of "Post Racial Racism: Racial Stratification and Mass Incareration in the Age of Obama," by Ian F. Haney Lopez (98 California Law Review 1023 (2010)). JOTWELL: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) October 22, 2012. - (www)
  • "Lessons From Mazibuko: Shifting From Rights to the Commons," 3 Constitutional Court Review 317 (2010). - (www)
  • "Racial Cartels" 16 Michigan Journal of Race and Law 45 (2010) - (Hein)
  • “Them that Has, Gets,” 27 Mississippi College Law Review 373 (2008). - (Hein)
  • “A Dangerous Supplement,” 55 Journal Legal Education 80 (2005) (review-essay reviewing Duncan Kennedy, Legal Education and the Reproduction of Racial Hierarchy) - (Hein)
  • “Locked In Segregation,” 12 Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law 197 (2004) - (Hein)
  • “Tacking Left: A Radical Critique of Grutter,” 21 Constitutional Commentary 191 (2004) - (Hein)
  • “Locked In Inequality: The Persistence of Discrimination,” 9 Michigan Journal of Race and Law 31 (2003) - (Hein)
  • “Access, Adequacy, and Equality: The Constitutionality of School Fee Financing in Public Education,” 19 South African Journal on Human Rights 382 (2003) - (Hein)
  • ““Easy for You to Say”: An Essay on Outsiders, the Usefulness of Reason, and Radical Pragmatism,” 57 University of  Miami Law Review 939 (2003) - (Hein)
  • “A Bad Subject,” 9 Cardozo Women’s Law Journal 501 (2003) - (Hein)
  • “Direct Measures: An Alternative Affirmative Action Program for Law Schools,” 7 Michigan Journal of Race and Law 1 (2001) (lead article) - (Hein)
  • “Left(Over) Rights,” 22 Cardozo Law Review 1113 (2001) - (Hein)
  • “Left Over Rights: Are Rights Still Useful After the Critique of Indeterminacy?” in Journal of Law, Text and Culture (Austin Sarat and Penny Pether, eds. 2001) - (Hein)
  • “Barriers to Entry: A Market Lock-in Model of Discrimination,” 86 Virginia Law Review 727 (2000). - (Hein)
  • “Introduction,” Race Is, Race Isn't: Critical Race Theory and Qualitative Studies in Education (Laurence Parker and Donna Deyhle eds. 1998). - (PDF)
  • “Guerrillas in Our Midst: The Assault on Radicals in American Law,” 96 Michigan Law Review 1658 (1998). - (Hein)
  • “Deconstructing the Distinction Between Bias and Merit,” 85 California Law Review 1449 (1998) - (Hein)

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

National Public Radio
June 2, 2020
Re: Jody David Armour

Jody Armour was interviewed about how protests have changed since the protests following the acquittal of four police officers in 1992 for the Rodney King beating. "My sense of where the protests can go from here, hopefully will go from here, is we’ll have a serious reckoning with the racial injustice that has provoked and continues to provoke these kinds of eruptions," he said. Armour was also quoted about the subject in New York Times, NBC Los Angeles and KCRW Press Play.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Ariela Gross
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Ariela Gross was elected as a Fellow of the Society of American Historians, April 30, 2020.

Hannah Garry
April, 2020

Hannah Garry participated as an invited expert on the UCLA-ASIL Task Force round table discussion on "Policy Options for US Engagement with the International Criminal Court.”

Michael Simkovic
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Michael Simkovic wrote an opinion piece, “INSIGHT: Less Than 8% of Virus Stimulus Could Go to Health System,” published on Bloomberg Law on April 14, 2020.