Document Type


Publication Date



This article is about the discourses in law school classes in which non-white students are in classes with white students. While I stake a position distinct from critical race theorists, I do not analyze critical race theory or the large body of scholarship pertaining thereto in this article. I limit my discussion to my use of race in teaching traditional law school subjects, specifically antitrust and corporate law. I present this article in two parts. In Part I, I describe the challenges of using critical race theory to introduce discussions of race in traditional law school subjects. Race is interjected as an outsider. In Part II, I present my race in ordinary course approach. I do not suggest that my approach is superior to Critical Race Theory; I offer it only as another avenue of discussing race. In my approach, the subject matter drives the analysis and race is visibly interwoven into conventional legal analysis.

Publication Title

St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary



First Page


Included in

Law and Race Commons



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.