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Ruqaiijah Yearby

Ruqaiijah Yearby

Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity and Inclusiveness and David L. Brennan Professor of Law (chair), School of Law

ruqaiijah.yearby@case.edu 216.368.6351 (o)

A nationally and internationally recognized scholar, Ruqaiijah A. Yearby is Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity and Inclusiveness, and David L. Brennan Professor of Law (chair), School of Law.  She has written numerous law review articles, book chapters, and an editorial (reprinted in USA Today Magazine).  Using empirical data, her research explores the ways in which laws and policies implemented to eradicate racial disparities in health tend to exacerbate the problems by erecting significant barriers to accessing quality health care.  Bridging the gap between numerous disciplines, her work has been used in legal and social science courses at NYU and the University of California Berkeley and cited in Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2012), the United States Code Annotated, and in written testimony submitted to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law (Dec. 16, 2009).   Her article, Striving for Equality, But Settling for the Status Quo in Health Care: Is Title VI More Illusory Than Real?, 59 Rutgers L. Rev. 429-496 (2007), is cited under the Law Review Commentaries in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C.A. § 2000d). 

 

Interview with Ruqaiijah Yearby - What is social justice?