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Daria Roithmayr teaches and writes in the area of critical race theory and comparative law, focusing on the area of structural racial inequality in the U.S. and South Africa. Her interdisciplinary work draws from complex systems theory, antitrust, law and economics, sociology, history and a range of other areas. She joined USC Law in fall 2006 to teach Civil Procedure and Critical Race Theory.
Before joining USC Law, Professor Roithmayr taught for nine years at the University of Illinois College of Law. She has also visited at Michigan, Minnesota, and the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Among her publications are the forthcoming Them That's Got Shall Get: Why Racial Inequality Persists, “Locked in Segregation” (Virginia Journal of Social Policy and Law, 2004); and “Access, Adequacy, and Equality: The Constitutionality of School Fee Financing in Public Education” (South African Journal of Human Rights, 2003). She is currently working on a book that analogizes persistent racial inequality to persistent market monopoly.
Professor Roithmayr received her B.S. from UCLA, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of Order of the Coif and served as senior notes editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. She clerked for The Honorable Marvin J. Garbis, judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Professor Roithmayr twice served as special counsel to Senator Edward Kennedy on Supreme Court nominations, and in 2005 was special counsel for People for the American Way, advising the group on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge John Roberts. She also served as special counsel for the Attorney General of Mississippi on the state’s anti-tobacco lawsuit. Since 2000, she has been a consultant for the Education Rights Project in South Africa.
- Them Thats Got Shall Get: Why Racial Inequality Persists (forthcoming).
Articles and Book Chapters
- “Them that Has, Gets,” 27 Miss. C. L. Rev. 373 (2008). - (Hein)
- “A Dangerous Supplement,” 55 J. Legal Ed. 80 (2005) (review-essay reviewing Duncan Kennedy, Legal Education and the Reproduction of Racial Hierarchy) - (Hein)
- “Locked In Segregation,” 12 Va. J. Social Policy and Law 197 (2004) - (Hein)
- “Tacking Left: A Radical Critique of Grutter,” 21 Const. Comment. 191 (2004) - (Hein)
- “Locked In Inequality: The Persistence of Discrimination,” 9 Mich. J. Race and Law 31 (2003) - (Hein)
- “Access, Adequacy, and Equality: The Constitutionality of School Fee Financing in Public Education,” 19 South Afr. J. Hum. Rts. 382 (2003) - (Hein)
- ““Easy for You to Say”: An Essay on Outsiders, the Usefulness of Reason, and Radical Pragmatism,” 57 U Miami L. Rev. 939 (2003) - (Hein)
- “A Bad Subject,” 9 Cardozo Women’s L. J. 501 (2003) - (Hein)
- “Direct Measures: An Alternative Affirmative Action Program for Law Schools,” 7 Mich. J. Race and Law 1 (2001) (lead article) - (Hein)
- “Left(Over) Rights,” 22 Cardozo L. Rev. 1113 (2001) - (Hein)
- “Left Over Rights: Are Rights Still Useful After the Critique of Indeterminacy?” in Journal of Law, Text and Culture (Austin Sarat and Penny Pether, eds. 2001) - (Hein)
- “Barriers to Entry: A Market Lock-in Model of Discrimination,” 86 Virginia L. Rev. 727 (2000). - (Hein)
- “Introduction,” Race Is, Race Isn't: Critical Race Theory and Qualitative Studies in Education (Laurence Parker and Donna Deyhle eds. 1998).
- “Guerrillas in Our Midst: The Assault on Radicals in American Law,” 96 Mich. L. Rev. 1658 (1998). - (Hein)
- “Deconstructing the Distinction Between Bias and Merit,” 85 Cal. L. Rev. 1449 (1998) - (Hein)