Lani Guinier

About Lani Guinier

Lani Guinier is a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Formerly assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, she became a household name when her nomination as Assistant U.S. Attorney General was withdrawn by President Clinton. Her primary objective for the year ahead is developing support for a White House conference on civil rights that would be modeled on the White House Economic Summit. “I would like to see something where people come and testify to their own experiences, where the conversation is really a forum for telling the stories of discrimination, and for allowing people an opportunity to hear those whose perspective they don’t share.”

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