Brant T. Lee is an Associate Professor of Law at The University of Akron School of
Law. Professor Lee teaches Property; Feminist and Race Theory; Employment Discrimination;
Law and Theology; and Election Law. Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty in 1997,
Professor Lee was employed as counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and deputy
staff secretary and special assistant to the President at The White House. He also was an
associate for Breon, O'Donnell, Miller, Brown and Dannis, San Francisco, Calif.
Professor Lee focuses his research in the area of race and complex systems. Recent
articles include “The Network Economic Effects of Whiteness” (53 Am. U.L. Rev. 1259-1304
(2004)) and “The Devil in the Details: On Intelligent Design, Racial Conspiracy Theories,
and the Theology of Whiteness” (26 Quinnipiac Law Review 57 (2007)). He received his B.A.
from The University of California at Berkley and his J.D. and M.P.P. from Harvard
University, where he was an articles editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties
Law Review. 

Articles and Essays

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Biological Metaphors for Whiteness: Beyond Merit and Malice, Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy (2011)

The problem of persistent racial inequality is grounded in a failure of imagination. The general...

 

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The Devil in the Details: On Intelligent Design, Racial Conspiracy Theories, and the Theology of Whiteness, Quinnipiac Law Review (2007)

It is a central problem in the great American conversation about race to explain persistent...

 

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The Network Economic Effects of Whiteness, American University Law Review (2004)

In this Essay I demonstrate that a network economic analysis of race provides an important...

 

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Teaching the Amistad, Saint Louis University Law Journal (2002)

In 1841, a Cuban slave ship called the Amistad was captured and taken into custody...