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What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?

Women often don’t report sexual harassment because grievance procedures frequently take on the feel of litigation, an Illinois professor says.

Who wins and loses in proposed tax reform?

Richard Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy, discusses the Republican tax overhaul plan now before Congress

Study: Stereotypes about race and responsibility persist in bankruptcy system

Bankruptcy attorneys have little knowledge of the racial disparities that exist within the bankruptcy system, relying instead on common stereotypes about race, responsibility and debt, according to research co-written by Robert M. Lawless, the Max L. Rowe Professor of Law at Illinois and a leading consumer credit and bankruptcy expert.

What role do judges play in employment harassment cases?

Judges can unilaterally dismiss sexual or racial harassment cases through summary judgment, a legal maneuver that ends up favoring employers over employees, says Law professor Suja Thomas

Paper: ‘No money down’ bankruptcies prevalent among the poor, minorities

Bankruptcy attorneys are increasingly encouraging clients to file for the more expensive “no money down” option of Chapter 13 bankruptcy – a tactic that’s used more often with blacks than with whites, according to research co-written by Robert M. Lawless, the Max L. Rowe Professor of Law at Illinois and a leading consumer credit and bankruptcy expert.

Does President Trump’s tax reform plan add up?

President Trump’s much-hyped tax overhaul plan is tantamount to a 'tax-reform wish list,' said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy

How should universities handle controversial speech?

The proper way to register dissent with speech one finds offensive doesn’t involve blockades or threatening violence. It’s more speech, says lllinois law dean Vikram Amar

Is affirmative action in college admissions under threat?

An Illinois expert on affirmative action in higher education talks about the Justice Department’s plans to investigate possible racial discrimination in college and university admissions policies

How do employers combat a resurgent white supremacy movement?

Labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy discusses his research about confronting a resurgent white supremacy movement.

New paper explores promise, pitfalls of Trump as ‘deal-maker-in-chief’

A style of governance that relies heavily on “deal-making” also has the potential to render President Trump’s administration prone to incompetence and corruption, said Robin B. Kar, a University of Illinois legal scholar.

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