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New Book by ABF Researcher Explores the Sit-In Movement 

"The Sit-Ins: Protest & Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era," a new book by ABF Faculty Fellow Christopher W. Schmidttells the story of the student lunch counter protests and the national debate they sparked over the meaning of the constitutional right of all Americans to equal protection of the law. "The Sit-Ins" invites a broader understanding of how Americans contest and construct the meaning of their Constitution. Learn more»

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Upcoming Focus Groups Uncover Why Women Leave the Law Mar 16, 2018

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) has teamed up with the American Bar Association (ABA) to host focus groups across the nation in hopes to find answers on why women leave the legal profession. The… more

ABF Affiliated Research Professor's Study Featured by Environment News Service Mar 15, 2018

American Bar Foundation (ABF) Affiliated Research Professor, Robert J. Sampson, and his study examining the racial ecology of contemporary exposure to lead poisoning as a form of environmental… more

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