At the beginning of 2007, only six out of 119 head football coaches at Division I-A schools were African-American, a particularly startling fact given that more than 50% of these teams’ players are African-American. On November 14, Rutgers School of Law–Newark will host a symposium on the issues that have led to this disparity and potential solutions, including a Title VII action against individual NCAA member institutions that have shown disregard for inclusiveness and diversity in their hiring practices and coaching ranks. The symposium, entitled “The BCA and the NCAA: How Title VII May Level the Playing Field in the Collegiate Coaching Ranks,” is sponsored by the Rutgers Law Record (www.lawrecord.com), a student-run, general subject online law journal.
Speakers will be:
|What:||“The BCA and the NCAA: How Title VII May Level the Playing Field in the Collegiate Coaching Ranks,” sponsored by the Rutgers Law Record|
|When:||Wednesday, November 14, 2007; Reception: 5:30 pm; Symposium: 6:30 – 9 pm|
|Who:||Panelists: C. Keith Harrison, Kenneth L. Shropshire, Emmett Gill, M. Jeremi Duru, and Damion Thomas. Moderator: Arnold Shep Cohen, Member, Oxfeld Cohen PC|
|Where:||Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark|