Michigan Law Program in Race, Law, and History

The Program in Race, Law, and History is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to research and teaching at the intersection of these three lines of intellectual inquiry. 

Through new scholarship, the training of students in law and history, and collaborations with other units at Michigan and beyond, the program provides a unique historical perspective on the ongoing salience of race in our world.

Get to Know Our Faculty

If you want to understand the scholars and legal experts you’ll learn from as a Michigan Law student, our Better Know a Professor video series offers in-depth interviews on teaching, legal areas of interest, and what our faculty members value most in their relationships with students. 

Slavery’s Legacy in Architecture and Law

“How do we confront these ongoing legacies of slavery?” asks C.deBaca, who teaches the PSI course in collaboration with Phillip Bernstein, associate dean and professor adjunct at the Yale School of Architecture.

A group of students tours a plantation.
Career Spotlight: Mary Frances Berry, ’70

Mary Frances Berry, ’70, served from 1980 until 2004 on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Later, she stood with Nelson Mandela to end apartheid in South Africa and was imprisoned for it. She looks back on her career, her accomplishments, and the ongoing fight to end discrimination.

Mary Francis Berry