Ralph Richard Banks

Ralph Richard Richard Banks

Ralph Richard Banks

  • Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law
  • Room N331, Neukom Building


  • Children & the Law
  • Civil Rights (all areas)
  • Constitutional Law
  • Distributive Justice
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Equal Protection
  • Family Law
  • Inequality
  • Property & Real Estate Law
  • Protection of Civil Liberties
  • Race & the Criminal Justice System
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Policy Practicum: Policing and Data Innovation

This course will place students in projects with a local Police Department. Each student will work as part of a team that will communicate and work directly with Department officials. The projects will focus on one of three areas where the Dept. seeks to improve its operations. One project will examine ways the Department might better elicit and receive feedback from community members. Another project will examine how the Dept. might better use the information from the stop data forms that its officers complete. A third project will consider the use of body worn cameras. Each student team will produce a written report and present its findings to Dept officials.

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Is Marriage for White People?

During the past half century, marriage has declined throughout American society. Among those who do marry, the wife is more likely than ever to outearn or be better educated than her husband. Why have these changes occurred? How have they shaped intimate relationships?

Is Marriage for White People? answers these questions through an exploration of the lives of the black middle class.

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