Ted Shaw, JD, is the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights. He previously taught at the University of Michigan Law School, Columbia University School of Law, CUNY School of Law at Queens College, and Temple Law School. He also was the fifth director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
On this episode of “Beyond the White Coat,” constitutional law expert Ted Shaw and AAMC Chief Legal Officer Frank Trinity, JD, talk about the Supreme Court’s recent ban on race-conscious admissions. Shaw is a civil rights attorney and director of the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights, one of two institutions at the center of the court’s decision. Previously at the University of Michigan, Shaw helped initiate a review of the university’s admissions policy that was later upheld by the Supreme Court.
In this candid conversation, the two legal experts discuss anti-diversity, equity, and inclusion legislation, the use of standardized tests in college admissions, and why it’s important to have hope in times of adversity.